MAMAPUMPKIN – A Mother's Monologue
Don’t you just love it???
I learnt this word only recently when a dear friend from my Mom’s home town sent it to me. I loved it. If there were words to describe my character and personality, I think unfuckwithable would be one that drives through my core. Thanks to my beloved departed Mother. She taught me well.
Even my husband knows it. And it is not that he does not dare to do whatever he wants to do, there is simply no need to piss me off in any way because I am such a clear cut person. What you see is what you get. I don’t lie and I don’t practice shit. I don’t like beating around bushes and I don’t like slow. Just cut to the chase and get on with it. I like direct and sincere. I like honest and open. I like people who can communicate well so I don’t have to keep guessing. And I really do NOT like those who pretend to be the sweetest things but are actually just bitter prunes. Those are the worst.
Don’t try selling me a lemon because I would see right through you. Don’t butter me up like cheesecake frosting either because I would also see right through you. I know my worth and I know myself. Very well. I am not perfect but I am real and true to myself. I do hope all women can learn to be comfortable in their own skins too so they can really excel in life. In any areas that they wish. It is possible! If women crawled out of their pity parties and stopped being victims, they could go so far. Every step they make is a choice. Sure, the going gets tough and the tough get going but if you give up easily, then you will always be stuck in hell hole. Stop complaining!!!
It is nice to surround yourselves with positive energy, positive people. The world is already so grim. Think what we are leaving behind for our children? If life is so miserable for you, then think for once. Like really think. Think what you can do to make a change. Because hey, our lives are ours and we make our beds. If YOU are not willing to make a change, then don’t expect the world around you to change for you.
As you can see, my blog has fucked up again.
I spent half the day with Hostgator trying to fix it and all they could tell me was the I wasn’t optimising the blog through picture compressions and caching things correctly and my blog was too heavy (Duh! There is 10 years in here, what do you expect?), my WordPress was outdated, etc etc etc BUT it was not their server that was the problem.
The funny thing is, last week, everything was fine! Everything was loading up as per normal but suddenly today, it isn’t working. So I gave up and decided to switch themes to check if it loaded and it does so now I have to clean it up again so it looks a little bit more presentable. Oh, I wish I could just pay someone to do this for me. I also want to work on my writing skills and not post anymore pictures so the blog won’t take anymore necessary weight if I can help it and make my words paint the picture instead. NOT EASY.
My house has been a complete mess of late as we have been traveling so much. I really need to get my act together and do something about it. There is an event in Bangkok in a few days. Should I go? The kids want to go back to Niseko this year but the Hubs thinks that we should go early next year instead of December just in case snow isn’t as good as last year. Last year we just got really lucky. Well, they knew I was arriving…..I need to book Hong Kong for my little princess too. Japan and Italy are still up in the air but very unlikely that I will have to give up my free holidays from Naturally Plus because there isn’t any babysitters for the kids and the Hubs has a project deadline so he cannot take time off to babysit them either. Two holidays to Italy gone. Just like that.
So the first half of the year is over. Have I lost any weight? No. Have I lost inches? Yes. After Raya, because I need to have my lemang and rendang, me and 15 girls will be going on a protein and vegetable diet for 2 weeks. Coupled with lots of Izumio and a daily Izumio mask, we will be recording our daily intake and photographing and measuring to see just what 2 weeks of a good cleanse can do to our system and skin. After all, the Hubs did say I couldn’t pass for a 31 year old. *sulk*
Speaking of which, recently we have had the adventure of hiring a Private Investigator. Huhuhu! Yes! I kid you not! And suddenly a whole new world dawned upon me that anyone could be following me…..*looks left-looks right-looks left-looks right-then looks left again* But I have absolutely NOTHING to hide so anyone can follow me all they want as I am what I am. I don’t lie either because I can never remember anything so best not to lie at all. But just imagine those who actually live a lie? Scary Beary…..
So do you have any blog experts who can help clean up my blog? I am just too lazy to do it not to mention thick skulled.
In the world of business, there will always come a point where the ones that fall behind start playing dirty. And with a people business more so. It is an unfortunate state of affairs and despite how much we try not to involve ourselves, we are still affected in one way or another. In all of my work life, I have always maintained a professional stand taking pride in how I operate. Not just me but my entire team in every industry I have dabbled in thus far. But nothing I have experienced so sinister till now.
In 2014, I experienced the wrath of some women but they weren’t nearly as bad. It was just mindless bitching (as many women do) and there was one particular crazy one who went below the belt to do things that you just couldn’t imagine, but all that is behind us now. They have extended the olive branch and I have ignored it. Another seemingly good friend (to the rest of the world) turned out not to be one too but thankfully I sussed her from Day One. Once bitten twice shy. I am not daft and I value my own friendship to the skies.
Now that I am in this cowboy business, WOW. It is really a dog eat dog world out there. Bitchiness has arrived at a whole new level. People are ruthless and vicious and will stop at nothing to get ahead of you and/or to bring you down. It doesn’t help that I am successful, of course. It is truly a scratch your eyeballs out kind of playing field.
So I was in a bit of a shock. And then I became VERY shocked as it all sunk in. But I have quickly mustered up the strength and courage to stand tall and do what is right. No playing dirty for me. I think that if you stay on course and do all the right things, karma will protect you. The dirty players are being very competitive by cheating customers left, right and centre, lying about the products, conning people from their rightful bonuses, moving people from organisations unethically, calling people up to make slanderous comments about me, gosh. It. Is. Scary. I could report them but I don’t even dare do that. They might kill me!!! Literally.
So we just move on and do as we do with our heads held high following the company’s mission in creating a million smiles and ignore the dirty players. What else can we do, right? They make it very difficult for us but we just trudge on. Good always wins and love conquers all.
Today, I opened a few Izumio accounts for one of my cancer patients. She doesn’t know it because she is quietly fighting her own battles and has more than enough to worry about. Why should I clutter her mind with unnecessary information. My intention is to help her to start earning an income back so that it helps with the cost of having cancer. My own mother spent almost a million Ringgit fighting cancer. It is a financial battle ALL cancer patients go through hence why prevention is so important. No matter now that some people have it, let us help them the best way we can to make their journey just that bit easier.
Many people do not know the Naturally Plus system and how it pays consumers back cash rebates. Because I know the system, I will help everyone as much as possible to earn the cash from the system.
Every one who has cancer deserves help. You will not know what it is like to live with cancer until you are in it yourselves and the next person who would understand cancer are family care-givers who live with cancer patients. I was one with my brothers for 14 years.
Cancer patients suffer in silence like you wouldn’t believe. Suddenly the closest people to them are distanced because they do not want to be a burden yet at the same time, they need all the love and care they can get, so they become stuck. Where do you go? Who can you trust? Strangers for one become an easier option to release emotions. There are tons. Just imagine what life would be like for you when you suddenly have a deadline knowing that the day could be anytime from now till 6 months time. What would you do?
What about children with cancer? They never even asked for it yet they have to suffer countless needles poking into their little bodies for blood and chemotherapy infusions, the vomiting and the pain. The amount of drugs they have to consume which in turn make them feel the pits, it is just so unfair. So what little I can do, I will do. I want to drive my business forward so I can do more. I really do. Join me in my crusade. Contact me at 012-2333840 if you would like to make this world a better place.
Incredibly grateful to the power ladies who invited me out for Me Before You because it is something that the Hubs would just NEVER watch with me. And despite hearing about the movie amongst others that it is a real tear jerker, I had zero expectations (as I have with most things), and it did not disappoint. In fact it totally wowed me!!!
First and foremost, one of us had a packet of tissues ready and available for each and every one of us. Go Su Ann!!! Next, it was a challenge to see who cried the most. Ahahahahaha!!! Someone totally lost and came out with bulging red eyes. I used 4 pieces of tissues but admittedly, I was very controlled. I always try to have this very strong front and at the most, tear, due to sadness. Fuck, the movie was sad, OK?
It is about a high flying investment banker who suddenly gets into an accident one fine day and suddenly life comes down crashing because he gets paralysed. Although his family has all the money in the world, life just isn’t the same anymore so he becomes bitter and depressed. If you are a woman, go watch it! But be warned, you need to bring tissues.
I loved the movie for its quintessentially English humour and the dressing of Louisa Clarke that was oh, so British!!! Those are exactly the kind of shoes that I would wear. Only very confident people can carry off her unique fashion sense. And can I please just say again that I loved the British humour? I would watch it again and again……as I am such a British fan. Both actor and actress were originally British so they were perfect. Both very good looking as well.
Acting was good and the plot was excellent which is probably why they are rated 7.9 on IMDB. There are loads of critics though on the movie subject but honestly, I feel that you cannot judge a person’s wishes until you are EXACTLY in the shoes of that person itself. You may think that it is selfish for someone to do ABC but until you are the one suffering, heck, just shut the fuck up. You do not know what the person goes through day in day out and it is none of your business what another person decides. In this world as we co-exist, we need to learn to respect one another more and allow each other to have different views and varying opinions.
The movie shows us that anything is possible and that life is all open to change.
It teaches us that life should never be taken for granted and so if we had the opportunity now, to take action now. It teaches us selfless love, something so hard to find these days in a society where everyone is self absorbed with their own agendas. And it teaches us to fly….
Why shouldn’t we? Sometimes we do not have enough freedom and confidence to fly and all we need is that nudge from someone who cares. Someone who cares enough to nudge us and if they really cared enough, they would push us. Do you care enough about anyone to push them? Push them and watch them soar as many a time these people do not even believe that they can fly……
I, for one, relate to this as I am making people fly…….
I LOVE my job.
Despite being pretty sick for the last week, oh my goodness, I had the most perfect day today!!! My voice came back!!!! LIBERATION. And walking to the kitchen was no longer a chore. Heck, I could go out and out I went!!!
Lying in bed sick is the most boring thing ever. I could die from it. So today, when my energy picked up and my voice snuck back in, I was out like a flash.
I got the Hubs to take me out for breakfast at Antipodean where I spent several hours with the loveliest fashion retailer who had a serious discussion with my Hubs too. It is truly amazing how small the world is which is why you should always only do good because everything comes back to hit you, I swear.
Posting this bloom of flowers because it so reminds me of my Mom. She loved flowers and this is so her. Whenever I feel so happy, I know my Mom is beside me. Thank you, Mom.
After breakfast, I went off to Hammam, the Turkish Spa for a 2 hour massage. Bliss. Despite barely recovering from a week of pneumonia, I was kept relatively warm with blankets in an air-conditioned room which I did not feel at all. My comfort level was just perfect and I had the best masseuse as I had specifically requested for their strongest masseuse. Coming out beautifully kneaded with their peppermint smelling oils, I proceeded to get my hair washed and cut. It had been awhile! All my split ends vanished and I felt half a kilo lighter. Speaking of which!!! In this last week due to illness, I have lost 4 kg!!! I have had zero appetite and amazingly all day I could go without food and not felt hungry at all. Unfortunately, the appetite is back. DRATS.
And then guess what else I did??? I booked an UBER CAB to go home since the Hubs left me in Bangsar at breakfast and it was a wonderful ride. Picked up my car and went to get the kids and came home to some wonderful beef stew for dinner.
I had the most fun time with the kids truly enjoying them every single day with their chitter chatter that drives me insanely hysterical (good because it works my stomach muscles!) and then had quiet time with the Hubs doing our thing.
All in a day of Sprinkling Happiness around wherever we can……
So you’ve heard it from me. Last week I travelled to Singapore and then to Batam Island in Indonesia, then back to Singapore and back to KL. All in 5 days with about 15 hours sleep in total. TOTAL. Huh. I am crazy, right? I know. I wasn’t even meant to go AT ALL but somehow I got suckered into going. It is called CONTRIBUTION.
I was tasked with collecting the funds for the Mental Revolution Programme in which we were trained by Koji Ikematsu and his partner, Tsutomu Asaba. I was also tasked with bringing cross border a working transmitter that got me stopped and questioned at customs due to the fact that it interferes with police radio. Innocent me, I had not a clue, but just agreed blindly to do so. And I was a member of staff, which was possibly the most challenging part since I was not exactly healthy when I began. Standing all day and hardly having any water to drink without much breaks was taxing and hence why I think I am completely sick now – with pneumonia one week and counting!!!
This here, was my lovely companion towards my journey to the MARINA BAY SANDS Singapore, an empty seat all to myself to seat my favourite Chanel bag, one of three I bought during that crazy week just because I felt I so deserved it.
I have a problem with being short because everywhere I go, everywhere I fly, I can never reach the floor with my feet EXCEPT IN JAPAN, which is why I love Japan. Not being able to reach the floor means my legs will be up, or sideways or crooked, resulting in a back ache for sure, but on this lovely Firefly flight which I accidentally paid over RM1,000 for (I fucked up my flights again!!!), I had my suitcase as my foot rest, the suit case that they insisted I should check in but I managed to convince them that it made the stipulated guidelines, and it did. If anyone had an eye for scale and attention to detail, it would be me. Not my Hubs despite the fact that he too is an architect.
This was my first glimpse of the internationally famous MBS Singapore!!!
When I entered, the sheer magnitude wowed me. I stood staring at the ceiling for ages, gobsmacked. And as I stood there with my wee suitcase, the sounds and the smells slowly started to seep into my space until I suddenly realised that shit! There was a Madame Tussaud’s kind of snaking immigration queue to CHECK-IN.
Here I was tired from a busy morning of travel and banking and now I had to queue???? It was like a cattle market!!! And I couldn’t even spot one classy lady. What was I doing there??? There were scores and scores of people from around the world all over the place and it was so busy that it made the place feel cheap. I was not impressed.
Thankfully, registration did not take too long as there were about 20 check in staff ready to serve so up I went, straight to my bedroom wanting to REST.
Man, it was a longgggggggg corridor!
But as soon as I put my suitcase down, I got a call to meet a big multi-millionaire!
Freak! “Can I pee first?”, I asked. I was so tired……
But duty called and so I went. I had the most wonderful chat with this multi-millionaire (USD, mind you!) for a couple of hours in the suite and then we went together to the poolside, where everybody goes. And oh. my. God. I was even more disgusted at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore poolside than I was at their Reception Lobby!!!!!
Wait. Let me show you the view from the hotel room first.
Not the most inspiring probably due to a dusky sky and an iPhone camera but.
I would sure as hell NOT swim in a public pool with that many people no matter how much you paid me.
In order to go to the pool, you needed your room key card. Thus I was wondering how the real public got in, for example, if they wanted to just take some photos? We had to share key cards with our guests so that every one of the Japs could get into the pool area. The surrounding foliage was nice.
And the sea views nicer…….I love pink skies.
And then back down it was to the lobby to wait for our ride to dinner with the rest of the team. Seriously, do you see any class in this lobby?
OK, so here’s one thing I thought that was cool. It was a waiting room where you waited for your driver and it had phone stations to charge your phones and a TV to watch. How many hotels have a waiting for driver lounge? All I can remember in KL is standing and waiting for the car.
Barely slept that night due to a late night and the next morning, I was up and ready! I had breakfast in the room because the thought of going down to join hundreds of guests fighting for breakfast just did not appeal to me. So I ordered breakfast in instead. Mind you, this was also the day my Loubies had an accident. So sad!!! Life will never be the same again till I get new Loubies. There, definitely a reason to do another Niseko round.
So this, ladies and gentleman, is what I flew down to Singapore for. To see my own face on a wall. It was an enjoyable evening with my team and I learnt so, so, soooooooo much! Thank you, Universe! Isn’t that what life is all about? Life long learning? Lady from Miri, if you are reading? I can see your name on this similar wall.
This week, one of my team members complained that she was so tired of the people at work and was ready to tell someone the fuck off. Not literally of course. I smiled and told her, well, you can afford to. Isn’t it great to have options? She would be my second team member who would be submitting their resignation this year from full time employment. These are not lower income group employees. They earn 5 figure salaries. And oh, I have another one who has said she would be quitting her job by the end of this year.
Do you know what that means for me?
It means that I have made a difference in the lives of these families and they are all getting healthier and eliminating the need for hospitals and Doctors, and better still, are at a much reduced risk of terminal disease and chronic illness. That is so important. Without health, forget about the wealth.
This makes me SO HAPPY!!!!
It means, that I have in some way contributed to the livelihoods of these team members for having the opportunity to have freedom of time to spend with their children as much or as little as they want, or to do anything at all that they want with their freedom of time. And still have a high paying weekly income that automatically kachings in like clockwork.
They are all following my footsteps because we have a clear system in place. We all started with earning RM155 per month, then RM155 per week, then RM1,500 per month, then RM1,500 per week, then RM15,000 per month, then RM15,000 per week, then RM150,000 per month and one day hopefully sooner than later, I will arrive at RM150,000 per week. There is no rocket science involved. Just follow the system and continuously learn. For those who are skeptical, or have all the excuses under the sun because they cannot afford it, etc etc etc, it is OK. It is not their time but while the rest of us are getting on with helping the world getting up the ranks, they may start later at ground zero. It is at absolutely no loss to the rest of us, only to said indecisive participants if this was indeed their intended path. The worst is when we are moving forward and then they suddenly get struck by cancer. So sad!!! That is when my heart truly drops because I had yet again failed to show them sufficiently the way.
That was my lesson to my little T2 this morning when she joined me for my daily fitness class at the gym. She has been kept home this week because she contracted her sister’s virus from last week. There has been a bad respiratory virus making its rounds of late. T1 got it and had an asthma attack in the middle of the night. Rushed her to Pantai Hospital A&E where they administered a nebuliser immediately. Thereafter, they wanted to infuse paracetamol into her drip and I said what the hell for? She didn’t have a fever??? The nurse who was about to inject the paracetamol into T1’s hand insisted that she had a fever. I KNEW my daughter didn’t have a fever. I am experienced in ‘feeling’ for fevers especially when she said her fever was very high at 42 degrees Celsius. Are you kidding me? If that was really the case, she would be burning hot and probably on her way to an epileptic fit. She was not even mildly warm. I commanded the nurse to bring a thermometer to check her in front of me and she huffed away to get it and when she did check her temperature, T1 had NO FEVER AT ALL.
To think they were about to wrongly administer paracetamol into my daughter’s drip? What the hell??? Where are these nurses from???
Which is why it is paramount that we maintain ourselves so healthy that we never ever have to step close into a hospital where your life is at someone else’s disposal, I kid you not.
The Doctor wanted to admit T1 because her lungs were pretty chesty and with asthma, it could go either way but I refused admission because quite honestly, I am so tired of Doctors and hospitals and will only use them when I am dying. Anything before, I’m much happier taking full control of our own well being. So we got a host of medications of which I ALSO declined because why the hell do we need so much medication for? To grow pharmaceutical companies of course. No thanks. We went home and the next day, I brought her to the local clinic for another round of nebulisers and within a week of hydrogen water and carotenoids, she was fine. Me, however caught the worst sore throat ever from the hospital. It must have been the hospital because the symptoms was different from what T1 had and I did not have a chesty cough like her but mannnnnn, it was the most painful sore throat I had ever had in my entire life!!! I could not talk and I could not swallow and I was agonising in pain!!!
I took 5 packets of my trusty hydrogen water that day and the next day, I woke up with ZERO pain. The sore throat had completely vanished. I am not kidding. It was Strep Throat. There were white lumps in my throat. Wow!!! I never knew how painful a Strep Throat would be. Shit!!! But amazingly too, that a very painful sore throat left within a day. Even I am incredibly impressed.
This virus that is going around lasted a week for T1, a day for me, a week for T2 and a day for the Hubs. Why? Because the Hubs and I are obviously stronger as we take our health boosters being hydrogen water and vegetable carotenoids daily, or almost daily. Whereas the kids? Haizzzzz…..we have to keep reminding them and now that they have fallen sick after so long of not being sick, I will make it my priority again to remind them to be regular since they eat so little vegetables, hardly enough to kill any parasites within. If they ate sufficient vegetables then no problem, but they don’t. Boohoohoo.
After our exercise class together on the way back home, I reminded T2 how important exercise was daily so that our body gets STRONG, our brain gets SMART and our soul is always HAPPY. And it really works!!! I was feeling so mopey yesterday and down yet after the workout today, I feel much, much better. Perhaps because there is already resolve to take a 2 month break from work and I have already started not caring. I had a lovely 3 hour massage yesterday and the Hubs recommended that I go for another today and another tomorrow before I leave the country for my working holiday again with the girlies.
Life is good again!!!
I have had enough. I am off on a 2 month holiday. Why? Because too many people take me for granted and I am done. My blood pressure is rising and I don’t get enough sleep and all people care about is themselves. I have worked so hard to help so many people but if people cannot help themselves, I have no more energy left to help them. Why should I sacrifice my personal time with my family to keep doing things for others? Especially when they keep taking and taking. Oh, my goodness. I am so done.
I am also PMS-ing so that doesn’t help. I am frustrated that I am paying for help and not getting the help that I need. I am frustrated that I still have to do so much when I should be shaking my legs and enjoying my life. URGH. Why am I such a sucker!!!???
OK, so I am moving a few steps backwards now and have resolved to take a 2 month holiday from work. Let everyone sort themselves out and realise what I do for them. We will go to STAR and Hong Kong Disneyland since my little T2 requested for that. What is STAR? Ahah! I myself was wondering, huh? What STAR? We scrapped New Zealand for now because skiing looked boring in NZ so maybe another time when it isn’t so cold and we shall hire a caravan and go in search of the Southern Lights. I love searching Pinterest for holiday destinations. And then when we actually get our asses there, it is like WOW.
I wanted to go to GAYA Island Resort to have some R&R but the kids have no appreciation for a high end resort that is quiet and serene out in the middle of nowhere so until we find ourselves a babysitter, I guess GAYA Island Resort will just have to wait.
We will go to STAR instead which will cost much more. *Wails!!!*
I think I will just invite my friends to both these places to chill with me whilst the Hubs takes the kids for their Fun and Frolick. Heh. So Mommy gets her R&R and they can get their F&F. So do you think I can live without my phone for the entire 2 months? Not live without my phone per se but live without work. Yes, really!!!
If I respond to anyone about work, please smack me!!!
One of my good friends coined this term for me recently because I seem to attract bitchy women around me. Seriously!!! I admit I can be the biggest bitch. I can!!! But I am never a bitch unless very provoked. I have a lot of tolerance and I have lived enough to not let silly little petty things get to me. Jealousy is something I have had to deal with since the age of 7 and it has been a life long journey dealing with it. My mom too. I don’t understand why people get jealous and for some reason, they always take a hit at me. I have a funny feeling that my 11 year old daughter, T1, will also go through what my Mom and I have gone through. She is already seeing signs of bitchy peers in the classroom. She is the youngest and she is intelligent and talented. More importantly, she is kind. Extremely kind and polite and has all the qualities that many Moms dream off. She can be bitchy too! It’s all in the genes what can I say?
However, what demarcates us from the real bitches is that we do not go out intentionally to hurt anyone. Really. We are way too busy for that. But as we go along our day to day business, and especially when we get more and more successful and popular, all these horrid worms start creeping out of the woodwork, I swear! And they leave their bloody droppings everywhere!!! Revolting.
Although I have retired, my days are now filled with one drama after another. Life gets exciting yo! I spoke to my mentors and friends and they all agree that it is what it is. Even a famous financial coach once told me 2 years ago that everyone is jealous of me because of these reasons and she names them all. Speaking of which, my housekeeper today couldn’t believe what an amazing husband I have. She must think I am so spoilt. And I felt like telling her I am the Queen, it is expected!! If my late Mom were still around, she would kick my ass so hard till her foot got stuck in my butt cheek.
Today’s drama was that I was accused by this very famous group for approaching their Facebook members into my own Facebook groups. Err…..I was lost. I had absolutely NO CLUE what they were going on about. First of all, I have retired for some time now. I do not go around hunting and sourcing for people to add into my groups. I don’t!!! It has never even crossed my mind to do such a thing. Yet, that is what I was accused of doing. I offered for them to get into all my groups and take out all their people and that is how much I care about people being in my groups. Stop comparing me to other Facebook group owners. I am my own and I add value to my group members. I don’t have groups to sell things so I can make money and if I did, I would do it openly with absolutely nothing to hide. I did get pissed off. Firstly because it was rather presumptuous. Secondly, I was insulted. And thirdly, without hesitation, I wanted all these people out of my life. I do not have time for such petty dramas. Wait till I tell you about the dramas that have been going on behind the scenes with another group of women! So embarrassing, women. Stop it and raise your standard for goodness sake. Stop making it all suck for the sisterhood of womankind.
Oh, and recently on FACEBOOK (ALL drama happens on Facebook these days!), a new group got formed by moving over 12,000 members from one group to another and guess what? They blocked me! I completely respect that you do not want me to sell anything in your group but am I seriously such a threat? I am not even looking for any sales. And I am more than happy to contribute RM 10,000 to your purpose.
One of the reasons I am hated is because I am vocal. Not everyone agrees with me. To each his own. Yet I have been blessed with the most wonderful beings in my life. Truly, madly, deeply. I have been blessed with women who would carry me with their strong arms and golden hearts, who selflessly contribute their brain power in unlimited quantities if there ever was a measure, and yeah…..I am just grateful beyond grateful. I ask myself how come such Angels enter my life and I don’t have an answer. Could it be that my late Mom sends them? I don’t need them as I am incredibly self sufficient yet there are so many of them and I am incredibly grateful. They truly take very good care of me. To which I close my eyes and my heart sings thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you, to these strong, real, solidly good women.
And to those of you fake smiley witches? I am still praying for you.
ARE YOU A SUCKER???
Fess up. I know quite a few around me in my day to day life. Damn big suckers. And I also know a few who are reading this right now laughing their asses off because they are guilty like you wouldn’t believe.
So the latest sucker thing my friends and I are doing is going on a group juice fast. Yeah, group buy juice except that we won’t be getting any discounts from this group buy. Because we are suckers!!! Check back later how the group juice fast went whether we ended up with a watery shit or if we starved so bad till we ate a live chicken from the monsoon drain. You know, the one that escaped?
This week, my week’s income paid for my Chanel Boy whilst my sucker friend’s income paid for her snake skin bag. Whatever the case, thank you Naturally Plus for paying for our new bags. We love you. So please don’t screw us because although we are suckers, we are not that big suckers. Someone made a complaint against me recently to the Authorities about certain by-laws and really it was not such a big deal but just to make everyone happy, I obliged by removing all posts regarding Izumio and Super Lutein. I do not really need it, just that what could have helped sick people is now no longer available. Well, if it was your loved one suffering, Miss Hissy Bitch who reported my blog, you will then know why you actually do need Izumio and Super Lutein. Jealousy and karma aren’t nice as you will soon see.
Some people are out to get me but I am seriously not in the least bit interested. People spread rumours because they can. Whether I eat shit or not, they still find something bad to say. Unfortunately, it just comes with the territory of being successful. And get this, people will say I am arrogant since I am successful and I am so big headed now. They are wrong. I have always been arrogant even before I got here. The short of it is, people who know me, know me. And those who don’t, do I care? If they were really good people, they would make the effort to get to know me before going around believing everything everyone else says, don’t you think? *rolls eyeballs*
At this year’s National Achiever’s Congress, we were taught that 75% of the people around you are pointless because 25% are your haters and 50% are I can’t remember what now, and only 25% form your true family and friends who really do have your back. I am blessed really. Here, my 2 girls got re-united with their cousin, MJ, in Bangkok. They had the best time. Soon Mama will be traveling again to Singapore and Indonesia and then we go to the beach! Oh. And I will be spending the night with a handsome man who just happens to be a m*%(#&mi739&@(#@) at the Marina Bay. Don’t be jealous!!! See, I told you I was a sucker.
In April, it was KK, Japan and Dubai. In May, it is Bangkok, Singapore and Batam!! I need the beach next!!!
Why are we in Bangkok? My Sister-in-Law is very pregnant but more importantly, we went to support her success in earning a 6 figure income in Thailand from the NP business. Booyah!!!! She made me really proud. There is a certain pride that comes with the territory of team members below you in this business. And the company gave her a beautiful huge bouquet of flowers. Beautiful!!!
We have been enjoying ourselves in our suite above Terminal 21, which is perfect because my brother and his wife get to babysit the girls in the living room of the suite whilst the Hubs and I go watch a movie, and etc. I am totally milking the babysitting privileges whilst I am in Bangkok yo! After all, they left us!
The kids went trampolining today and as much as I wanted to join them bouncing around, my slipped disc didn’t allow it. I’m not supposed to carry any boxes but admittedly sometimes I still do. Sshhhh. The Hubs will kill me if he knew.
I’m thinking of a long massage tomorrow since the girls are off to visit my brother’s doggy. I hope they stay there for as long as possible – LOL!! I think my brother is exhausted already after a full day with them today. They are so full of energy.
So today I had a feeling of forgiveness. I’m not sure why. I think I’m just a soft fuck like that and I hate it because people can wrong me and I will forgive them. Urgh. Like seriously?! I really do not need such people!!!! Yet at the end of the day, we are all human. Sigh. Shoot me please. But I rationalise that I am so blessed and even today, good things are happening to me, so why not I just be a little bit more empathetic. Urgh. Mama’s watching….Ok! Ok!
I’ve been a bit sick recently due to lack of sleep and not really taking very good care of myself plus T1 was in hospital for an asthma attack last week so I caught a bug there, strep throat!! It was the most painful sore throat I’ve ever had in my entire life but with 5 packets of hydrogen water, I was A-OK the next day. So grateful!!! Anyway, very exciting things are happening. The Hubs will retire soon and we will just spend time with the kids and go on more holidays. Perfect life.
Ahem. If I may say so myself, I have a track record in making people and companies rich. Rich as in increase their profit margins, increase their bottom line, perform glorious magic to their P&L’s, and make them all happy campers. That alone in the past has given me some fantastic bonuses and many awesome pay increments. But now, now I get to grow people and I must say that it is so rewarding when you see your loved ones and friends getting healthier and gaining residual income from the business system that I practice. Seriously, when people start earning passive income of over RM10,000 – RM15,000 a month, on top of their day job income, they start becoming seriously grateful.
Wouldn’t you be? I have half a dozen peeps earning over RM10,000 a month now from my business and we have helped almost 2,000 people get well. I am in the best business ever. Creating a million smiles for the world over.
I love it!!!
My goal of achieving a monthly 6 figure income is getting nearer and nearer as I go around helping everyone learn about the wonderful life saving nutrients that I myself consume. And hello, it’s been 1.5 years, not 15 years ya? How do I do it? I work hard and I am sincere. Don’t ever bullshit people because it will come back to bite you. Be honest. Just keep going. Do not stop. Brainstorm often. Motivate your girlies. If you are in a team that helps everyone succeed, they are definitely going to succeed. And succeed they all will.
Did I tell you I love my job?!?
Just think, in a year from now, many of my team members would have had financial freedom and they would all not have to worry about their children’s education abroad. They could travel the world and not have to save. They could give and give and give to their charities of choice. They could help and feed their entire extended families. Or they could just give it all away. Why not? After all, it is just money. What is more important is that real people are getting back their health. Not kidding.
Do you know what it is like to suffer in illness? I watched my own mother suffer for a whole 14 years. I myself experienced almost a year of tiredness and a lifetime of other niggly ailments. Can you imagine being in constant pain? Or even if it is an off and on pain? Sometimes even the slightest health condition such as a bad sinus infection can cause one to be seriously irritable. So many diseases in the world just because. And now there is really hope. Not everyone wants to believe but for those who do? Don’t look at me. Go ask them.
Out of the 2,000 people who’ve improved their health conditions with our recommendations, there will be 2 bad hats who will just go out to spoil the day for the rest of us because they claim the products didn’t work for them. But before taking their word, do dig deeper and ask if they had followed our recommendations to the T. It is so simple. How does it work for almost 2,000 people but not you 2? Were so many people brainwashed? Placebo effects so strong? Perhaps!!! But even so, as long as they are all healing, is that not a good thing? Some people are never happy.
Contact me at 012-2333840 if you would like to know more. Seriously. This could change your life. I have already changed many lives for the better – my lifetime ongoing project!
Happy Birthday, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day too. Before I start, thank you for blessing me with such an amazing weekend. I don’t think I deserve such luck but you keep making it happen over and over that I am beyond gratitude. I am more grateful than being grateful itself. I do not know how many more people to give to for all these blessings that you keep showering upon me. I tried with words to express my most incredible expression of gratitude and failed. There is just absolutely nothing in this world that I have that is not perfect. So thank you. I know it is you.
When things are just going so well, and I feel everything is just so brilliant, you continue to pour even more good fortune down my back. To what do I deserve this all?!? Ok, Ok. It’s for your grandkids, right? Must be!!!
I am far from perfect and you, of all people, know how lazy I am. You know my weaknesses and my faults. I try to live up to your legacy and it is a struggle. I continue though because your heart is ingrained already within mine, and as much as I try to be a little selfish, you kick butt. Even from your grave, geez! But I love you so still.
You know, when you were alive, I was so afraid of you dying. I thought I’d be lost without you, my best friend, my BEST friend. But now, heck I feel you beside me, within me, every day! THANK YOU, MOM!!! I don’t know how this after life after death thing works but I am just so damn grateful to God, the Almighty, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, for allowing my beloved Mom to still be beside me. Although not physically present, I feel her always. How come? She must have done something really right in her life to be able to make things so damn good for me, right? There must be this thing called karma that is working. I have had people pass away before yet the experience is not the same. The bond between me and my Mom, is just immeasurable. I pray for the same between my kids and I, and so when I die, they too will be as loved and as secured in whatever pursuits they delve in. I could die anytime, I always remind myself that. And so life is lived to the fullest.
This weekend alone, I had 3 incredibly amazing things happen to me. That made me so, so happy. Things are just too good to be true. Thank you again, Mom. I am now helping some of those who need it and with your guidance, we will get them all there. I’m just continuing your work. I am very confident of achieving A-plus results in every project I pursue thanks to you.
I was telling my friend the other day that my happiness and success is bred because my late mother helps me. Ever since I started this life saving business, I have been telling my leaders that I have help when they disbelievingly gawk at my kind of results. It’s true! But my new friend insisted it was because of something else that he complimented me on. Well, this is nothing new as I’ve had it with every other business in the past, not just now. I’m just damn blessed and lucky.
If you are looking to change your life for the better, or want to have a fucking amazing life like mine, my best advice to you would be to start giving. Give more than you get. Give first. Give like a stupid fool. But give with your whole heart and expect nought back. THAT is what my Mom imparted to me as she lived her life giving, and that is what is making me a millionaire in order to help the rest. It is my calling and there is nowhere else I’d rather be.
Thank you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Birthday. The kids truly miss you. You told me I was a great mother. But I could never be greater than you. Thank you.
I pray you are surrounded always with a bloom of fresh flowers, I pray you are laughing in stitches with your best buddies Aunty Tammy and Aunty Jenny in Heaven, I pray you have all the cards, mahjong, cigarettes and whisky that you need for some fun nights, I pray for your dream kitchen so you can continue to impress your guests with your baking and cooking, and a top class haberdashery of your own so you can sew to your heart’s content. And Friends, the comedy, but of course. I know you’re living it up, Mom. I am just so thankful that you are able to reach out to me from your other world.
I love you with all my heart.
Dubai Desert Dune Bashing was Da Bomb.
But due to the amount of people attending it, there were too many jeeps I felt to allow for some real speed racing and bashing. We all went excited to feel and experience true fear but actually it was pretty mild. Just think of a bumpy ride on a bumpy terrain. That’s about it. We did descend a steep hill but the driver went so slowly that we were A-OK and fine.
Still a wonderful experience to be out at the lonely dry desert several kilometres in. Just look at the desert traveling for miles below. Can you imagine being stuck out here without water? One would die standing.
We truly had so much fun at the desert taking tons of photos, you know what posers we are right? It was a first for most of us and although the sand was sand as sand is anywhere, we never saw so much sand in our entire lives. My kids saw the sand and were jealous! The best foot wear to walk on a desert is to go bare feet. I was bare all of the way. Thankfully, it wasn’t so hot that my feet could bare the naked sand. Here, my team climbing up the hill to get a feel of what it is like to be on top. I was below cheering them on. Hahahaha. And then they MADE me climb up later. Arghhhhh. It’s not easy climbing a sand hill ok! Totally my workout for the year man.
And then I realised why they insisted I ran up the sand hill……it was to catch the sun set and by golly, it was moving down so fast, the sun, when I reached the top of the hill!!! It was the most magnificent sight watching it ACTUALLY move downwards, like a curtain being drawn down on a Broadway stage after the finale.
Apart from desert storm dune bashing, we also had camel rides, dinner on the sand, shopping, henna painting, shisha smoking, you name it. It was a night full of Middle Eastern activities such as belly dancing and the likes. It was really beautiful. Here is me and my Aunt. Can you believe she is almost 60? My Mom’s youngest and only sister, model of the year 1983, the hottest of the Gabriel sisters back in the day. Shit. I still can’t get over the fact that she is almost 60.
Camel riding was one of the scariest experiences and I will tell you why. The bloody camel does NOT inform you when he wants to do his stunts!!! And because it was the first time for both of us, we completely FREAKED when the camel suddenly decided to sit down!!! This meant that if we had not been holding on tight, we would have been flown off the camel already but due to quick reflexes (actually I never took my hands off the handle though I held it THAT much tighter when the camel sat down!), we managed to not slide down. Bloody camel. He must’ve been thinking, Damn these bitches are HEAVY!!!
After the animal ride, it was time for dinner at a beautiful camp site right in the middle of the desert lit by the moon and some light bulbs powered by an external generator with some candles. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. That night, there was belly dancing, shisha smoking (never tried), henna painting, lots of merry making.
And we had a glorious meal…….honestly, what more could we have asked for?
That night, we slept really well after the hour ride back to the hotel from the desert. Onwards to EVEN more exciting adventures the next day!!! The FERRARI theme park!!! Where they have the fastest roller coaster in the whole wide world. Apparently it shoots faster than the Shinkansen Train in Japan and with my track record with roller coasters, I had already decided that I was NOT going on any roller coaster, Ferrari or not. Actually, especially if it was a Ferrari roller coaster. Heh.
THANK YOU, DUBAI.
I will be back to bring you Izumio for the entire GCC (Gulf C0operation Council).
Before I could even unpack from my last Japan trip, I was whisked off to Dubai in spring with Naturally Plus on a 7 hour flight via the AMAZING Emirates that had free WIFI on board, yo!!! I LOVED IT!!! And because I had watched practically every movie under the sun that is a new release, I had the opportunity to listen to Madonna’s latest album Rebel Heart instead and loved that too. Definitely going to get it the soonest chance I can.
Emirates Airlines is just wonderful. The food ain’t great but everything else was super cool. I can’t wait to sit First Class.
Dubai was a city that everyone said there’s nothing in Dubai, nothing to do, nothing to see, but what the heck, it was a team trip so let’s just do it. It is the COMPANY that counts after all, not where you go. And I am so glad I went because the company was nothing less of spectacular (we laughed till we cried) and Dubai was incredibly interesting with SO MUCH to do!!! I am now sure that EVERY place in this world has a story to tell no matter how boring it may seem. After hearing the ins and outs of Dubai, it is actually a place I want to revisit!!! Can you believe it?
All aboard Emirates E-377 to Dubai. We sat together, my girlfriends and I, all 15 of us. I don’t usually go around posting my photo but I wanted you to check out my new Tom Ford glasses. Heck, I have changed glasses 3 times in the last year!!! My power keeps reducing because of Super Lutein consumption and I start getting headaches after awhile warranting the switch. Friends ask me why I don’t just change the lenses so I can use back my Chanel glasses and I ask them what I would see then when the Chanel goes in for the lens change? Hehehe. It’s just an excuse to get new glasses! The Tom Ford ones are QUIRKY!!
Did I tell you how cool Emirates was?
The company welcomed us really nicely with Naturally Plus logos everywhere. The water, the airplane and bus seats, every single venue we attended from the Hyatt Dubai to Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, ALL had Naturally Plus welcome banners and logos on their big screens.
Pleasantly surprised that we were staying at the Hyatt Dubai.
I found the shower a tad too small but it was interestingly circular (tubular) in shape.
My bed! With a certificate holding my name! My roomie was great. She did not snore and does not take hours and hours in the washroom.
Party of the view outside our room window. One side city and one side sea view. But it wasn’t the resort kind of sea view more the port with ships kind of sea view.
That very night that we arrived, we were taken aboard a cruise ship to dine. My aunt’s friend in Dubai asked whose yacht will you be at? Hehe. Ours was a public cruise ship. Perhaps one day we will have our own yacht again.
There was a super twirler dancer who spun a million times round and round and never got dizzy twirling his skirt that lit up. My aunt said they go into a trance hence why they do not fall down. The public tried twirling and within a few circles were dizzy already.
Le Creuset pots and pans everywhere at the Hyatt. Breakfast was pretty good with a wide selection of quality food.
My colleague Dednise, who is in the poultry business and one passionate girl about environmental conservation.
See? Even the wet wipes they gave us had Naturally Plus on it.
One for the road. This is us just before we headed off to the desert for our dune bashing. We were nervous, anxious, excited, all at once. Part 2 about dune bashing at the desert later. It was probably our best time in Dubai.
Was Dubai worth it? TOTALLY!!! I got to learn so much about the city and the people and got to see things and experience things that I never would have otherwise. Thankfully, the weather hadn’t yet reached heat wave hotness and despite the little mini fans we were given, we hardly needed it. I missed my kids but heck, they did not miss me. OK they did. When I returned, T2 was like a little lost puppy who kept following me around to snuggle up. Bless her. But the person who missed me the most of all would be the HUBS!!! Oh, yes!!! 2 weeks taking care of 2 school going kids is not a super cool breeze!!!
So grateful to him allowing me to go though. This is what it’s about. Independence, happiness, family. I do not need more.
*cough-cough* Yes. It absolutely was. Why? Because I got to TOUCH the very handsome Koji Ikematsu, that is why!!!!!!!!!!
Who is Koji Ikematsu? He is the hottest, nicest, most generous, and most professional multi-millionaire. Oh, he only makes about USD 1 million every month. Not so much. But he gives a lot back to society. And he has reached life fulfilment. He gets it. He has reached his higher potential and is contributing towards the Universe. And you would think that with his money, he could just enjoy his life completely as he has more than enough money to roll over for his entire lifetime YET he spends time, real time, with people.
Indeed. And that is why I keep returning to the Children of Myanmar. They are not just some orphanage to visit so that you can do a one-off dump of cash or toys. Or worse, to gain some brownie points from the general public or off load your taxes. No. These are real children we’re talking about. Real humans with hearts and brains like you and me. No one person is above another and I certainly not them. In fact, with all my soul, I think they are much better people than I ever will be and I do hope and pray for their everlasting happiness and success from where they have come from with so little.
Koji Ikematsu is a man who speaks without fear. I love him!!! Everyone should get rid of fear so that everyone can just be themselves. Imagine what the world would be like? And everyone should just say what they truly feel. I practise that as much as possible as long as I know it will not hurt another person. In Japan, I spoke – I DO NOT TRUST YOU and I was being brutally honest. I also warned – DO NOT BITCH ABOUT ME AGAIN and was very serious. Of course, people will continue and I cannot control that but the fact of the matter is, I spoke my mind. And choose not to be a hypocrite where I say one thing and do another. Koji Ikematsu also spoke his mind to those who needed it.
In the Naturally Plus business, there are 3 types of leaders.
1. The WORST kind of leader is the one who rules with FEAR. I can so relate. Those that threaten that they will not grow you if you do not follow. That is ruling out of fear. Because you become fearful that if you do not do as told, you will die in this business. Or won’t be as successful because of that very reason.
2. The SO-SO leader is the one whom everyone likes and respects and follows.
3. And the BEST kind of leader is the one where nobody even knows he is a leader because he is so humble that he merely brings himself down to everyone else’s level to work side by side. I LOVE IT!!!! That is the kind of relationship that I want with my team. Stop carrying my balls. I don’t carry balls either.
Coming back to Koji Ikematsu, he has such charisma and he is so fit and he is so funny, and so confident, with so much energy, and oh gosh, I could just go on and on……….I do hope he and my Aunt will meet one day for real.
Japan. I love the food. I love the people. I love everything about Japan. It is my 3rd time there and a 4th coming soon in October. I think even if I went to Japan for a hundred times, I will still love Japan just as much. Those rice balls, mochis, Kobe beef, Soba noodles, Ramen, Japanese rice, clean toilets, polite people, honest people. everything in Japan rocks!!! I only wish I understood the language. I was forced to take lessons when T1 was 2 years old but I was not interested then. The company was doing a big expansion into Japan and all management was forced to take after work Japanese classes. I hated staying back after work as I had T1 to rush home to. If only.
For now, I shall return to swooning and daydreaming about Koji Ikematsu……..
I have so much to do as I am traveling over the next 2.5 weeks and oh cluck, cluck, cluck, I have done nothing in the name of packing. I have been devoting all my time to the kids because I am just going to miss them so, so much. They have been bunking in with us in our bedroom over the last week knowing that Mama will be gone for 2 weeks plus. I feel so guilty that I am just going to get them their shopping list in Japan! T1 wants some marker pens (I don’t know why, you can only get them in Japan) and T2 just wants more Shopkins. What’s up with the Shopkins??? If only my T2 could memorise her spelling just like she does Shopkins names *rolls eyeballs*
I need to pack for Japan and I need to pack for Dubai with full Arabian Nights costumes because that is the theme of our trip. Japan, I hope to see the Sakura cherry blossom flowers and enjoy the cool weather apart from attending a mind blowing session with a hot stud. Dubai, I will have the most fun time with my Izumio team dune bashing, henna painting, camel riding (and falling), belly dancing, and abusing our bodies with free radicals. And before you know it, we will be back in Japan together again and then ITALY!!! We are still deciding if we should bring the kids to Italy this year.
Anyway, I am missing my kids already!!!!! How will I survive without their daily kisses and daily funnies?!? They are the absolute sparkles in my life. Speaking of sparkles, I sent the Hubs this today:
With the note, IF YOU GET ME THIS……..
I already have a 1 carat ring but I think it is time for a bigger ring!
His response shocked my system. He said, “Sure thing, Baby…..”
Hang on. Was he playing with me?
Over dinner, I asked him if he was just teasing me and he laughed. Sure thing, Baby…..he said again. Then he asked, “How much is it?”
I don’t know!!! Tiffany’s is just below your office. You go find out!!!
You think I have any hope?
I asked my daughters if they could ask their Daddy to get me a ring. You know what they said??? They said, you cut the sugar and we will get Daddy to buy you a ring.
DEAL IS DONE.
When I attended the Success Resources Seminar early last year, I met one of the many Naturally Plus Multi-Millionaires Koji Ikematsu on stage talk about Life Fulfilment. Still a newbie then I was thinking Wahhhhhh…….. one day………. one day, I will reach Life Fulfilment like all these multi-millionaires here on stage because the freedom to make a difference in the world truly resonated with me.
But actually, that day has come!!!
After a year of growing this life saving business, I may not yet have earned a million from it but I am well on my way there and even then, I do not need a million to start helping others. I am blessed because this is God’s plan.
Some people say I am so stupid and keep calling me stupid because I have not taken the steps to fast track my success. This is not about money but because the world is so filled with people who are all chasing after money, the focus and perceptions are skewed. People scold me for placing people in the wrong positions because it will not make me back a lot of money or question why I will not do A versus B. Truth is, when I help, I truly help. It is without expectation.
And to be very honest, I am going to help one old lady who has nothing to do with the business but she has raised a wonderful, wonderful daughter whom I love so much for great attitude, for radiating sunshine, for being just the person I hope everyone would be. And for that, I will help her even if it brings me ZERO return. Why not? It makes ME happy. And I hope it will make her happy too. This is not about money. But with all the money that I do have? I am free to distribute it however I wish and I love that.
The downside of this business is that everyone comes to you for money – LOL!!!
Just help wherever your heart goes……………….. That is what I do. Not who is going to make me the most money. God, no.
Oh Lordy me.
You would expect that I would be stressed because the kids are with me 24/7 during the school holidays but I have actually been truly enjoying their company. What has actually stressed me out are PEOPLE!!! OMG!!!! There is only one other Kota Bharu Muslimah lady who understands my problems with people and it is her who has problems with people too. Perhaps us two need to move along to our own planet devoid of these human people.
So what have we been up to since the school hols began? We spent 5 days in Kota Bharu, Kelantan visiting our ancestors but of course.
The girls had to do their customary deed of cleaning and placing the gold paper. It is always a challenge when the wind blows them off. LOL! The plan is to staple the papers together next year before we set out to the cemeteries!
We learnt that the girls great grandfather was known as Datuk Kaya Budi in Kelantan back in the day as prescribed onto his tombstone. What the heck is Kaya Budi? And why? That is a story for another day. Honestly though, all these titles are just beyond me. Perhaps the girls’ great-grandfather in the 1950s, the title of Datuk was something bequested for good reason but today, I can tell you that I know of Datuks in Kelantan who have paid half a million RM for that same title. Or more! What for? The heck I know! If people stopped glorifying Datuks, then perhaps one wouldn’t be so desperate to pay for such titles. My own Stepfather is a Tan Sri. For what? Following our useless Government around giving free service? He didn’t pay for it but I just roll my eyes a million times when everyone rolls out the red carpet just because he is a Tan Sri. For goodness sake. Our own Kong2 is a Datuk too. It is just something that was given to him by the Sultan of Kelantan back in the day after his own father had passed away as he took over the role of head of the family. I feel so geli as we go about our day to day in Kota Bharu and everyone greets and bows Datuk, Datuk, Datuk. Why do people do that? It is embarrassing and it is really no big deal. Trust me.
It was so hilarious watching my 2 city girls clean Amah’s house of rest. Our blessed Kong2, he is just the sweetest man to buy over an extended plot of land so she has her own walk path to her home and what more, the man plants all her favourite plants all around her place of rest. He was digging the ground 20 metres away and I was wondering what the hell he was doing? It turns out he had planted a star fruit tree there because Amah spent a lot of her old age taking care of their garden star fruit tree, even selling them to the Kota Bharu markets just for fun. For all that effort that she put into caring for her star fruit tree, she received about RM5,000 sales in a year for her star fruit. LOL! I used to make fun of her because shit, I wouldn’t do it. I am lazier than lazy and prefer to blink to make my money. But they, in their traditional old age, they know the true value of hard work. I respect them so much as they have both worked REALLY HARD all their lives. I could never do what they did and still do.
The girls spent every single day outdoors in Kong2’s garden. In KL, they hardly get this opportunity as we live in a condo and the only time they get into big spaces are during the weekends. No way during the week days. School schedules are just too hectic.
Simple things like throwing tennis balls already made them very happy. They cycles, plucked flowers, and God only knows what else they did. I stayed away from the sun for sure. Hahahaha.
And whilst we were in Kota Bharu, I missed the Kizuna event that the company Naturally Plus hosted. The most amazing company, Naturally Plus, who takes such great care of its people and customers. But whilst browsing the event of Facebook, I saw my own face on the wall of the event. Like FREAK!!!! I hate my face planted anywhere. Not unless I resemble Catherine Zeta Jones in her youth.
When it was too hot outdoors, the kids played indoors colouring or watching TV or just monkeying around making up their silly games.
After we returned from KB, I was so tired so T1 made pizza from scratch. Bless her. That year that I was sick really taught her so much independence. She is truly an old soul, my blessed child. She really knows how to solve all my problems.
And after running out of things to entertain the little one with, I allowed her to play my make up.
Her eyes lit up like stars on the darkest skies!!!
And this, ladies and gentlemen, was the end result…….
Tomorrow I fly out to Kota Kinabalu to bring love to the people of KK and thereafter my journey to Japan begins. Sending great blessings to all my readers to smile and spread kindness wherever you can, let go of anything that brings you down, and share as much as possible. Always remember, this is between you and the Higher Being.
For me, despite what the world has to say about me (and believe me, they have a LOT to say), I am just content spending my full quality hour every day with my children (PURE JOY!) and doing my honest work from my heart. A simple life indeed.
We all trust our Doctors but have you heard the Secrets of the Multi-Billion Dollar Drug Industry? Those (sometimes) smiley faced professionals with intelligence from the medical field who help us from our sufferings? Whenever we are unwell, we almost always listen to the doctors and assume they are infallible. Agree?
Hold on. Back up a minute.
No matter how cute your Doctor is, please do consider the secrets of the multi-billion dollar drug industry before you blindly follow your Doctor’s orders. Many women have a weakness with this. Think Grey’s Anatomy.
When we aren’t sick however, rationale kicks in. When I see the phrase Secrets of the Multi-Billion Dollar Drug Industry, I do wonder………so I do my research. As always.
Doctors are human beings too, individuals like the rest of us, and possibly as imperfect as some of us are. We have both Good Doctors and we have Bad Doctors. I have certainly had my fair share of Doctors so feel confident to speak of them as I have been visiting Doctors since I was a child from England to Malaysia.
It is necessary that we educate ourselves with some basic knowledge pertaining to Doctors and the entire Medical Industry so that we can have meaningful conversations with our Doctors on top of being able to choose the right Doctor. After all, this is our own health we are talking about. And after learning some of the secrets of the multi-billion dollar drug industry, you should be better informed in your decisions when it comes to caring for your own health.
The sad truth is that we need to be more careful about our health because of corporations that are willing to do ANYTHING to make profit including offering bribes to the less professional members of the medical profession.
Do you think this is an urban myth?
Look at the following drug scandals of the world:-
* Today, drug firms fund and supervise clinical trials to evaluate drug safety and effectiveness. Their incentive to obtain authorization to market drugs and to promote their use once on the market, can bias the clinical trial design, oversight, conclusions, and reports. What options exist to eliminate this bias?
* The income of drug firms, their key executives, and drug retailers rise as drug sales increase, even if drugs are prescribed for unapproved uses and/or are used inappropriately. This incentive even encourages the illegal promotion of unapproved drug use. What financial and legal changes could create incentives for drug firms to encourage appropriate drug use and to identify and report problems with drug safety?
* To promote research and development, patent laws protect drug firms from competition and tax subsidies increase their profits. These incentives, however, are not directed to particular kinds of patents (such as new molecular entities) or particular kinds of research, or the development of new therapies and so may not effectively stimulate activities that policymakers seek. What changes could direct such incentives more appropriately?
* Drug firms provide substantial discretionary funding for important medical activities such as continuing medical education, medical research, medical journals, and professional medical societies. Pharmaceutical firm funding, however, can compromise these activities and bias their direction. How might changes in the control or direction of funding reduce or eliminate these risks?
As a parent, children are our greatest gifts.
How would you feel if someone targets your child for profit?
* The pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $3bn (£1.9bn) after admitting bribing doctors and encouraging the prescription of unsuitable antidepressants to children. Glaxo is also expected to admit failing to report safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia in a district court in Boston on Thursday.
* Psychiatrists and their partners were flown to five-star hotels on all-expenses-paid trips where speakers, paid up to $2,500 to attend, gave presentations on the drugs. They could enjoy diving, golf, fishing and other extra activities arranged by the company.
* GSK also paid for articles on its drugs to appear in medical journals and ‘independent’ doctors were hired by the company to promote the treatments according to court documents.
* GSK also published an article in a medical journal that mis-stated the drug’s safety for children, despite the journal asking several times to change the wording.
This happens internationally and I assure you it happens too in Malaysia.
Taken from Harvard University:
* Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved. Expert physicians recommend not taking new drugs for at least five years unless patients have first tried better established options, and have the need to do so.
* Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (apart from mistakes with prescriptions, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients were given drugs that caused serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them.
Tell me that is not scary? Those figures could include your own child. Or husband. Or mother. Or brother. I am not kidding.
* This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death.
Source – Corruption in Pharmaceuticals
* Pfizer (PFE) will pay a record $2.3 billion fine and plead guilty to one felony count to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally promoted its Bextra painkiller and other drugs. The fine had been first reported back in January, but Justice Dept. officials disclosed details of the settlement on Sept. 2 in a splashy news conference that served as a pointed warning to other drug companies that it plans to come down hard on the industry for fraudulent marketing.
* Government attorneys noted this is actually the fourth settlement with Pfizer or one of its subsidiaries since 2002 over illegal marketing, but the fines for those cases totaled only $513 million. Those previous actions, though, factored into the severe penalties levied this time around. “This civil settlement and plea agreement by Pfizer represent yet another example of what penalties will be faced when a pharmaceutical company puts profits ahead of patient health,” said Assistant Attorney General Tony West.
The above are just a few secrets of the multi-billion dollar drug industry. If you were really interested in the safety of your own health, you could go on researching……..
Be accountable for your own HEALTH!!! Don’t just depend on Doctors.
We have to open our eyes to reality and face the facts that are in front of us no matter how unpalatable. None of us can deny that the medical industry has its problems, just as we cannot deny that it is still a necessity for all of us. Despite these stories, we cannot just say that we wish to avoid all medical treatment to stay safe, as there is always a chance that we will require medical intervention at some point in our lives.
So what then can we do? It basically becomes an issue of risk mitigation. We have the ability to minimise our risks by boosting our health so that the chances of needing medical intervention are reduced significantly. By doing so we minimise our exposure to these issues, which in turn will give us peace of mind. We know we may not be able to avoid it completely, but if there is a chance that we can by taking our health more seriously, why ever not?
We need to consciously make the right choices for ourselves and our loved ones. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits and choices in our daily lives will make a huge difference in our quality of life and our future.
I personally make this choice because I have young children and want to be as healthy and fit for as long as I can for them. And whilst I am at it, the entire family might as well stay healthy to prevent medical bills and Doctors visits.
Choosing natural options like Izumio and Super Lutein is a step in the right direction. It is a rewarding journey that will allow us all to enjoy a far better quality of life. Contact me at 012-2333840 if you want to be serious about your health after learning some secrets of the multi-billion dollar drug industry.
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Honestly, the last time I wore a cheongsam was the year of my wedding and that was in 2001, the very same year my beloved Mom was diagnosed of cancer right after my wedding and so we fast tracked the baby production factory to ensure she had a grandchild to meet.
I still remember those days so clearly. I was working at the Petronas Twin Towers then earning RM12,500 per month at the age of 28 living a very happy life shopping almost every other day. Chanel was right downstairs and so was everything else. I had zero expenses then so all I did was spend! Life was one big party as I entertained my clients practically every day testing new dishes at Chinoz.
Very soon after I got married, I put on 10 kilos. Gulp. So yeah, I wore that very same cheongsam for my BFF’s wedding 3 months later and that was it. Any squeezes into any cheongsams thereafter would’ve been disastrous. I was about 52kg on my wedding day.
I had the cheapest wedding but it was so special. I took time off work to design it and we ended up spending barely RM25,000 all in all. Like seriously!!! We actually didn’t even want a wedding but to make Mom happy, we planned for the cheapest wedding. I negotiated the best deals with everyone. And I got all my friends to chip in and contribute their services. It was the happiest day of my life. I even did my own make up myself and my hair. My mom was super excited and played a big part in helping me organise the wedding. Gosh, how I miss her.
It has been 15 years! And I want to wear a dang cheongsam again! But how?
I do not have the answer because I love food so much but my friend in Hong Kong tells me that I now have to love myself more than food so that I can say no thank you to food and take better care of my health by eating clean.
OK. This will be my year then. It is March already and I am not getting any younger. Let’s do this. I have always succeeded at business but not at my weight loss. I bloody need to do a Michelle Mone. Treat my body like a business and perhaps I will get there.
I just started the Young Livings business last month and I have 5 sign ups already. See? Those people who know me well will know that I can build a good business. When I first started Izumio, a few smart women jumped in. Those who trusted me are now earning RM15,000 a month and RM30,000 monthly before year end. It has been just over a year. I am blessed to have such intuition with people, something I inherited from my Mom.
Please, Ma. Get me into that cheongsam again. I will treat it like a business. There is a lot at stake. Who wants to place bets? If I treat my body like a business, then I could probably win. I always win.
For the longest time after Facebook was launched, I had no interest in it. But one fine day, after much prompting from friends, I got myself registered and joined it. Hmmm. Interesting.
I soon realised what a great tool it was in finding old friends and catching up with the world and discovered what a great marketing tool it was too! I kept advising my friends who were in business to bloody join Facebook because it was a sure winner for reaching a wide audience in minimum time.
But you know what I hate about Facebook? There are too many bullshit kisses. They are so fake. If someone throws you a kiss on Facebook, please don’t take it seriously. Live by people’s consistent actions rather than their words on Facebook or otherwise because actions speak much louder than words.
In the past, I use to spend so much effort wishing people happy birthday on Facebook, making effort to comment on everyone’s posts and liking posts. These days I cannot be arsed. I do not think it is appreciated by anyone. I only have time now to care for a select few and the rest can go to hell. They sure as hell don’t give a hoot about me I can assure you so why should I bother. I am tired trying to help unnecessary people.
I have given up trying to be nice. At some point in life, you just have to redeem yourself and just give to the real people. I cannot save the world. They are too far down in deep shit as Koji Ikematsu says.
Yes. I am human. I get sad too. And lately, I feel that because I am successful at the Izumio business, people have started hurting me and my team members. Is it jealousy? I don’t know. But my team members have been hurt and I have been hurt too. I refuse to believe that successful people always have enemies and I have realised that you really cannot please everyone. If you are successful, people will bitch. They will say things like I am so hungry for money that I work so hard to get it. Like duh? Or I am crazy. Or that they wouldn’t want to be me because they would rather spend time with their kids. You know? Bitchy stuff like that. As though I do not spend time with mine? *rolls eyeballs*
People are so jealous!!!
And the thing is, with my success, I am not even gloating or being arrogant or blowing my horn to everyone in the team. I am just doing an honest thing by sharing what I think is really good for others to have the genuine opportunities that have been presented to me as it has been fantastic. I have my health back and I have financial freedom to support whoever I wish. Yet, there are people who do not like this for whatever reason. They do not support me and are as fake as fake can be and some even make empty promises. Many people in my team have experienced this too. Do we have time for their idle chatter? No. We will continue doing our good work in sharing the availability of Izumio and Super Lutein. If you want it, you just never know how your life could change. If you don’t, your loss. Really. Can you imagine? With 25,000 readers I dare say, this will be your loss. Or if you want to buy it from someone else, by all means go ahead. I have a strong team of women. You either like us or you don’t. We are nice people. If you aren’t, please stay far, far away. We can do without.
I am so sad because I have a patient who is dying and there is nothing I can do. Another child is fighting for her life. My Godsister’s child is sick in Amsterdam. I wish all these people could just drown themselves in Izumio. I have that much faith in the product. One truly feels helpless when there is someone deteriorating and there is not much you can do. What do you do? I pray for them every night and I send them Reiki. I do not know what else to do.
Actually, I just came up with an idea. I should send Reiki to all my enemies too. Maybe they will come around and start being normal and start doing good. You think?
After consuming these lovelies for an entire year, I finally took the plunge this month to do the business. HAAAAA????
Why not? I have already established myself as one of the pioneers of the professional English speaking market for Izumio and Super Lutein, why not take on a new challenge? I think the Young Living products go very well with Izumio and Super Lutein as a complementary healing tool and I myself am benefiting from both products, so YAY!!!
My kids are addicted to the stuff. It is our nightly bedtime ritual. They put on their own diffusers and the Hubs will put mine on. It is just so fun deciding which fragrance to go to bed with each night. I will tell you what has worked for me personally – quite a lot actually but the most critical one is probably the AROMA LIFE oil for my heart. When I was having trouble breathing one day, I diffused AL and I could breathe immediately after. Serious shit.
Lavender – Although I am sick of the scent of Lavender, it has proven useful for many applications. When I had a pain in my abdomen one day, I rubbed some Lavender and voila, the pain disappeared. The Hubs is using Lavender for his eczema patch and it seems to be improving. T2 has some spots on both knees (God only knows where she picks them up from!) and they are now diminishing. I have tried Lavender on my scalp for psoriasis and it has improved as well.
Joy / Peace & Calming / Stress Away / Citrus Fresh – I use these to destress and they seriously work. Whenever the kids drive me insane, all I have to do is diffuse some of these oils and my palpitations and blood pressure drops immediately. Very, very important as stress is the number one killer of life. My cardiologist has already warned me, it is not bad food that will kill me but my stress.
Valor / PanAway – whenever I have a muscle ache or a leg pain due to over use, these oils will lessen my pain significantly.
Thieves / Frankincense – These are the 2 oils I use whenever any of us are coming down with something. We hardly ever fall sick anymore but in the event we have a heavy few weeks of very little sleep and we do not take care of our water and food intake sufficiently, our immune system drops and we become more susceptible to the flu. A quick whiff of Thieves or Frankincense (for the kids, I apply them on their feet too) and we are all fine thereafter.
Geranium / Orange – I have been putting them on my face and there is visibly less wrinkles! But I don’t like the feel of oils on my face so I do it perhaps once a week only. Too lazy!
Abundance, Magnify Your Purpose, Brain Power, Highest Potential, etc – OK. These are nice to smell oils but whether they work or not, who knows. All I can say is that I have achieved success but whether it is from these oils or not??? Perhaps they did contribute to some degree? Well, I will just have to observe more first before I decide that this absolutely works. Hahaha.
All in all though, I am loving my oils. The business is great because you get loads of freebies every month and your points that you buy products for gets put into more discounts for the following month. Who can get enough of these oils!!!???
Gosh, already? Uhuh. Time has just flown by and where I am today, I would never have expected to be. In exactly a year ago, my Izumio and Super Lutein mission had just begun and we had a birthday celebration at the Naturally Plus office with cake and frills and my team and I took our first Millionaire photo. SO MUCH has happened since then. We have not worked as hard as we could have but we have sure come a long, long, long way. I looked back at our Millionaire photo with fondness and am happy that we have all lost weight – Hahahahaha!!! Phew. We can take a better one this year.
I wish my Mama was here to see me and be with me because she would be so happy for me. I could take her around the world and we could just enjoy the kids together anywhere and everywhere. I have been super busy of late and thought of checking into a local hotel just to get a change of atmosphere with the kids but the Hubs said don’t waste money…..you are already traveling all of April……YIKES!!! It is already March!! Oh, Lordy. April is indeed a month of travel kickstarting with Kota Bharu, then Kota Kinabalu, then Shizuoka Japan, then Dubai…..
This is where I will be staying in Japan. I cannot wait. The sea view will be so pretty every day and just behind will be Mount Fuji. How blessed I am to be able to catch the cherry blossoms in full bloom this year. I cannot wait to eat more Mochi and fresh Sashimi and all the Japanese snacks! And then within barely a week of flying back to KL, I am off to the land of camels – LOL!!! So proud of my team again this year for all hitting our free awesome holiday to Dubai!!!
There’s been some drama looming off late on Facebook regarding my removing people from groups. *rolls eyeballs*
It will never end, of course. I do apologise if you have been removed from any of my groups. It goes to show how much people want to belong still. I am sorry. It was not personal. It was not intentional. And it is amazing how people just jump to conclusions so damn fast. *rolls eyeballs again* People think I am desperate for them to buy Izumio? Hell, NO. I tell my team and DRILL it into them that we have a premium high quality product here. Do NOT, absolutely do NOT go chasing people to buy Izumio. Please. Our job is just to share and it is up to everyone and anyone if they want it. That’s it. It isn’t our loss. I would never go to such lengths to remove anyone from my groups if they were saying anything bad or negative about Izumio. God, no. I welcome negative feedback because Izumio is just too good to be true so some negative feedback is fucking brilliant just to balance things out a bit. I myself searched the entire internet over a year ago for negative postings on Izumio and could not find any so I thought it was a refreshing change. People should be allowed to share the truth in any circumstance backed up with some solid evidence. Worse, the moment someone shares a post, everyone just follows suit and the herd mentality kicks in. I keep experiencing this over and over and over again. Do people not think? Everyone is so negative and people love a good gossip. Get over it already. I have a public blog and you can gossip about me all you want. I will give you the material.
So for all the herds that followed, when I casually mentioned that actually all those negative postings were still within the group for everyone’s consumption, everybody is a little stunned. *rolls eyeballs for the 3rd time* All because someone assumed and presumed. People never learn. It is my my ultimate challenge to change the mindsets of women to be more secure in themselves, to think more, to be more open minded, to not be lazy, to learn creativity, to look within instead of throwing blame left right and centre, and to truly embrace life instead of being unhappy. Come on, women!!! We are the stronger sex!!! Stop stripping yourselves of your own dignity!!! Sigh. My work continues……
At least it is so much easier with children. My girls are being trained from now already. They believe they can do anything including fly. And one day, they will. Because I have given them the wings to do so.
So this is my JAMBAN shot. This is me, no frills on a typical Sunday without any make up. I didn’t even comb my hair. And I wore a simple T-shirt top with jeans and carried a cheap Desigual bag. This is me. Simple. The older I get, the more I relinquish stuff. I am no longer interested in shopping. Perhaps it is because I have it all. It just no longer interests me. I have gone raw. I do not need a lot. I have a purpose and I work towards that. Nothing anyone does or says can break me except if it came from the few who truly matter. It is nice being simple. I have always been simple deep down but I had good showmanship. My values are traditional and I count my blessings every single day. I watch the world go by and I cackle silently…….
We bought a new car this weekend. We came so close to getting a big car but decided against it. We do not need to show off the Hubs said. A car will get us from A to B. Some people need an expensive car. We don’t. I would like to think that we are beyond the stage of caring what others perceive us to be. As long as we know who we are and the people we care about know too, nothing else really matters, isn’t it? Stay on course, stick to the purpose and remain focused.
Speaking of cars, the Hubs is one guy who never gets excited about cars. Like seriously??? Yes, seriously. When I first met him in 1998, he was driving a PROTON. Very patriotic. But he studied at the United World College and his Dad was a timber tycoon in Kelantan. It didn’t gel. Those two combinations usually warranted spoilt rich kids with Daddy’s money cars. Yet, when I went to his parents home in Kelantan, they too drove humble cars. Enlightening. They knew the Kelantan Royal Family just down the street yet they were living very simply. You would have thought that people who hung out together would just share the same interests, right? Fast Maseratis? A Rolls Royce perhaps? No. It is called being clever with the Government. OK, I didn’t say that!!!
My little pumpkin chose this car so she could fit into the boot.
There have been several things debating on my mind of late too. Certain decisions I have to make. Big decisions. Not life threatening or anything of that sort but still big decisions in my current state of affairs. I struggle with them. And that is why I need my Mother here. She would so know what to do. Where is that line you draw? I shall pray for answers tonight perhaps. That always seems to work!
So for every day of my birthday month, I have decided to pray for:-
1. The little boy in Singapore who suffers so badly from eczema
2. The lady in KK who needs a miracle
3. Kelly, my dearest departed Kelly……I am always thinking of you.
4. The family that Carl left behind. My time with you seemed just like yesterday.
5. And last but not least, for my dear friend to get her kids back…..
As always, I pray for my 2 brothers and my family and all the unfortunate people in the world. I have been doing this since I was a kid. Old habits die hard.
This is such a disjointed post of ramblings. It is simply a what you see is what you get.
Oh, and one more thing…..I have retired. Yes. It has been one year and it has been so bloody worth it.
Yes, it certainly feels like that! Time just flies by so incredibly fast when you are actively having fun! And you know what my greatest joy is? Making other people happy too! I am just so blessed to be able to do that. All the people who need more money? I work towards guiding them right there and I am SUCCEEDING IN DOING JUST THAT!!! Can you imagine how happy my friends would be when they are getting an extra RM15,000 every month from passive income on top of their full time jobs? And what more, BECAUSE they are my friends, all the more joy I get from it because it is all about love, isn’t it? And all the people who need help to heal who cannot afford our marvellous products? I help make that happen too. I am not God but I sure can help.
Another super busy Mom (amongst the hundreds of Moms whom I have already helped to get passive income for) is the very famous Health Freak Mommy. This woman runs several businesses and has 3 girls who keep her on her toes, yet from doing very little, she is able to earn RM2,000 monthly. Just like that. If she can do it, anyone can! Just imagine, she really has not much time at all yet. I have HUNDREDS of Moms who are earning RM2,000 a month or more. Really. But I also have more than a dozen Moms who are earning RM5,000 monthly and half a dozen who are earning over RM10,000 monthly. Isn’t that awesome???? Come on, tell me that’s not awesome??? In a year, all these ladies have gotten some free money to supplement their family lifestyle and they all get to give back. I love it!!! It is all EXTRA money that they get to save or do whatever the hell they want with.
And the most exciting part for me, is that a whole flood of new blood has just joined my team this year that has just made the team explode like a rocket ship being launched into space. We have high profile investment bankers, private bankers, Specialist Doctors, Managing Directors, Businessmen, you name it, we have it. And everyone is doing it for a bigger purpose. Doesn’t anyone ever wonder why we do what we do and how we do it? Heck, to earn RM100,000 a month is a pretty good deal from just having some fun with great friends holidaying around the world and eating good food, don’t you think? I always flip thinking of the endless gratitude that so many give to me for ending their suffering.
But hang on a minute. All the jealous people in the world are suddenly saying, we don’t need money to be happy. Duh. Of course not. Do you think I don’t know that? I was already very happy before I started Izumio. Most people are born happy. And then life takes over and they go chasing after that rainbow in a vicious rat race. This is not what we do. We are not chasing for money. It is coming to us. And we have a purpose to channel all this money into the right places.
What I learnt in this business is the marriage of loyalty with stupidity. I know how some people are loyal and how some are stupid but to marry them together? There really are some women who are loyal and would rather see their families suffer than give Izumio to their families. Crazy. It’s like they know it is good for them yet they are so afraid of breaking that loyalty. They are afraid of what their friends would say. And we are even telling them they can have it for free yet they choose to let their families suffer. CRAZY. And if one day, a member of their family were dying in hospital and if they knew that Izumio would save them, do you think they would then take it? That’s the problem when you have one carrot too many up your arse. Just live. Life is too short for grudges.
Life has been great. Alhamdullilah. Thank you, Mama. I know you are taking great care of me. Despite all the haters. One just cannot get away from haters when one moves up. The moment you do not fall into line with what one person wants and do things not in that person’s way, bang. You have a hater.
One little ciku that has been making my day is this little nyonya from my business partner and loyal friend (thank God, she’s not stupid despite being very loyal). She is just the cutest little button in the world and I just LOVE her to bits! I have been monitoring my time with her at every visit and slowly but surely, I have managed to win her over. Oh, yea baby…..it happened at the Naturally Plus office too. I was put in charge of babysitting her and had to follow her everywhere in the office. Her favourite pit stop was the Dubai stage where we have our fun photoshoots at every opportunity. Yeah, we are vain like that! And obviously this little ciku shares our vanity! Gosh, tell me she isn’t super adorable??? I just want to bite her and eat her up. So I followed her around and she asked me for a cup. I gave her a cup and we became the BEST of FRIENDS. The rest as they say is history……..
There is this other little girl who cracks me up. She is a Vocal and Maths teacher just like her crazy Mom. But man, this little girl can really sing!!! I must organise a KARAOKE session with her soon. I love all my friends little girls (and boys). I love my entire Naturally Plus A-Team. Everyone is like family. We just get on and laugh every day, trouble shoot together, support each other, take the micky out of each other and generally have a really good time. The mix of people we have on my team are broad, from young farts up to old grandmas, from serious business people to can’t give a rat’s toss types, from highly educated Doctors to people who never went to school, all races, all backgrounds; and the one thing that brings us together in all certainty is that we are here to help make this world a better place.
When I look back at the last year of my time with my family holidaying around the world, I feel so blessed. We can afford to spend real quality time together so much and soon, the Hubs will retire and we can really make our daughters’ lives a living hell. Soon, I will be off to KB, then KK, then Japan, then Dubai, then to the beach, then to New Zealand, then to Japan AGAIN, then Italy, then Bangkok. Like WTF????
The Hubs is blessed too that he can take so much time off work to go holidaying with us. Whatever it is that my Mom has gone through, all her suffering has really turned into my good fortune. I cannot thank her more for my life.
Last November, we made a pit stop to Sydney for a week to visit some family and our old boss from Davenport Campbell. We had so much fun. Later, we went to Niseko and Tokyo to visit old friends including the Hubs’ astronaut friend and my childhood friends, and that was so incredible as well.
This year, my whirlwind began with a trip to KB and then a pit stop in Bangkok to watch Madonna – MY IDOL. It was over the Chinese New Year break and so I had to sneak away for 2 days just to watch for once in my lifetime and I have no regrets. If I had to pay RM10,000 to watch Madonna again, I would!! Because she was so worth it!!!
My girls are doing well. They are super healthy and polite. They are not super rude like some children. My big girl made some granola bars today. They tasted fabulous! There goes my bum from big to elephant. My housekeeper is super perfect. She happens to be Jo’s Bowz’s Aunt and I couldn’t be more happy to have such an amazing housekeeper who takes such incredibly good care of us. You know how they always say don’t mix business with pleasure? Or don’t do business with friends? Or don’t help your friend with money otherwise you may have problems later? Once upon a time, a friend asked me if she should do business with another mutual friend of ours. I said why not? She said, well…you know, if anything goes wrong, then the friendship would be bruised. So make sure nothing goes wrong then! To me, it was pretty straightforward. If you cover all your bases from the start, like a real business contract, then what could go wrong, right? So they went ahead and proceeded with their monthly transaction and lo and behold, me being the mutual friend, the complaints started coming in. Hmm. If you wanted to help someone less fortunate, then you shouldn’t have any expectations. And if you did not want to get paid so lowly, then you shouldn’t mask yourself as being so charitable when actually you wanted more? Sorry, but I am just too bloody straightforward like that. If I am not wanting to give you any money, I will just tell you to fuck off. I don’t have to show that I am charitable. If you think I am an unselfish cow, that is truly your right.
So coming back to doing business with friends. When Jo first proposed the idea of using her Aunt as my housekeeper, I jumped at the opportunity! Hey, any help is good help! But some people said, oh….better not work with friends. If anything happens, your friendship would be bruised. I did take a step back to think especially since this was an employer employee kind of scenario but in the end I thought, WTF!?? I am a good person. There is absolutely ZERO reason why anyone should have anything against me. My conscience is crystal. So I went for it and OMG, it has been the best thing ever!!! She is like our Mother Hen and we love her to bits. She is like the Aunty that I would take care of forever. She is practically family to us. Again, I am so very blessed. Thank you. Thank you to whoever who engineered this to happen.
For all my life’s blessings, in memory of my absolutely beloved mother whom I treasure with all my heart, this is for you, Mom. I know you are watching over me here below, because life has never been so perfect. Thank you. I only wish you were here physically to jet set with me because we would be having a ball of a time together playing scrabble in every city.
The Science of Molecular Hydrogen
What is it?
Why is it important?
Should we care?
Over the last few years, many of us would have come across references to the healing properties of Hydrogen – the science of molecular hydrogen. There has been a rapidly growing marketing campaigns by existing products as well as numerous products arriving in the market. Like seriously!!! Have you seen how many products make hydrogen now? Please do not get confused and mix them all up. Unfortunately, the information that reaches us, the consumers, is not always presented in a clear and unbiased manner.
The healing effects of various curative waters have been documented in the Holy City of Lourdes (France), Nordenau (Germany), Tlacote (Mexico), Nadana (India), and Hita Tenryosui (Japan). These waters are much sought after and well known globally as miracle waters. Scientific research conducted to identify the healing properties finally arrived at the answer. These waters contained Molecular Hydrogen. And it was this element that was responsible for the healing properties of these waters. If you want to learn more, google. Read 10 articles on these curative waters before forming a conclusion and moving on to the next step. Why do people queue up for miles to take water from Lourdes? It heals them. People who have been on wheelchairs have walked again just by regular consumption of these waters. Miracles that are too good to be true. Yet it has happened. Quite simply, science was at play and it was no miracle at all.
What is the Science of Molecular Hydrogen? Molecular Hydrogen is Hydrogen in its natural gaseous form, where two Hydrogen atoms combine to for the Hydrogen gas molecule also known as H2. This should not be confused with the other forms of Hydrogen which are its ionic forms H+ and H-. H2 is natural occurring while the ions of Hydrogen are only obtained through external intervention. They are MADE. The primary difference between these two forms of Hydrogen is that while the natural form of Hydrogen can be dissolved in water without changing its pH, the ionic form of Hydrogen will alter the pH of the water making it either alkaline or acidic. At higher concentrations of ionic Hydrogen, the pH will be outside published drinking water standards and regarded as unsafe. You can look up the Ministry of Health guidelines on water safety restrictions.
Research into the Science of Molecular Hydrogen grew at an accelerated pace as its numerous healing properties came to light. The fact that our bodies contain colonic bacteria that produce Molecular Hydrogen meant that this was an element that was already completely acceptable to our bodies. Our individual cells have Hydrogen bonds binding our DNA. This is further supported by testing which concluded that Hydrogen was not at all toxic to the body even in large doses, up to several hundred times what is being used for therapy and the FDA has confirmed that Molecular Hydrogen is safe. Another good example of this is that deep sea divers have been using high concentrations of Hydrogen since 1943 without any problems. It is in fact completely natural and safe.
The International Journal of Clinical Medicine carried a paper in January 2016, in which 9 scientist from 8 different institutions around the world reviewed 338 papers published on the various benefits of Hydrogen and its healing potential (article can be viewed at the following link: Clinical Effects of Hydrogen Administration). For reference, since 2007, there have been over 500 peer-reviewed articles demonstrating Hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 150 different human disease models. Is it any wonder that so many different products have come to the market to tap into this potential?
As a consumer, we need to make our choices carefully. The first step would be to understand some basic facts about Hydrogen. Hydrogen is the smallest atom in the chemical chart making it perfect for accessing the deepest darkest parts of the body (mitochondrial cells) where others cannot reach. Every chromosome, amino acid and protein block in our bodies need Hydrogen to build good quality cells. Because of its size it is also extremely difficult to keep Hydrogen in any vessel. Its small size allows it to penetrate and escape most containers including plastic, glass, etc, and the ONLY way to contain HYDROGEN is to use specially designed PATENTED material originally calculated by NASA. Storing Hydrogen water in other containers would result in rapid loss of Hydrogen content so you pay for minimal value. Whenever someone tells you that you only pay once and you get Hydrogen forever? Think 10 times and do your research. Would you rather pay a one off RM20,000 for a piece of metal that has very little benefit to you or would you rather pay RM435 monthly (or FREE even) and change your life?
These facts alone can help us as consumers identify what is suitable and safe for us to consume when selecting from the wide range of products available today. The choices for HYDROGEN are numerous, from ionisers/electrolysis machines to tablets/sticks to pre-packaged Hydrogen enriched water. But are they all MOLECULAR HYDROGEN? Are they all at a SAFE pH to consume long term? When confronted with such choices, we consumers should be ready with our CHECKLIST and KNOWLEDGE so that we know what to look for. Or pay as blind bats only to regret later. Do not take the science of molecular hydrogen for granted.
Are we happy with ionic Hydrogen and its associated pH levels or is it only natural molecular Hydrogen that we want to put into our body? Do we want a tablet or a stick that dissolves in water? Will that leave residue or contaminants? What is the REAL QUALITY of pre-packaged Hydrogen water? Is the packaging suitable (Aluminium doesn’t just mean Aluminium. There is very specific engineering that goes into the good packaging of quality MOLECULAR HYDROGEN water) or will I get a product that has lost Hydrogen? Ask these questions and research the answers as well. Don’t just take anyone’s word for granted. The science of molecular hydrogen can be understood. Keep reading, keep asking.
These were the exact same questions I asked myself when I was first introduced to Izumio. I wanted to understand the science of molecular hydrogen. You need to verify your answers till you are satisfied. It is your entire family’s lives and health at stake. I had to arm myself with knowledge to know that these were the questions I had to ask. It was difficult and it was an effort. But it was worth it.
MY FAMILY !!!
Their good health = family happiness. And indeed I am SO BLESSED to have that right now.
Less drugs, less doctors’ visits (what do you mean less? Practically none…), it just means more time spent together laughing and enjoying life’s greatest moments.
As a wife and mother, I have realised how much difference their good health has made in our lives as a family and it is something I would happily expend a hundred times over the effort if needed in order to maintain it. I am so glad I made the effort to learn about the science of molecular hydrogen.
Ask me the same questions if you want to know more. WhatsApp me at 012-2333840 if you are serious about your family’s happiness. I will be more than happy to help. Please quote secret code FAT CHICK for a special something.
Today, being my usual whiny self (I AM a princess, didn’t you know?), I complained to the Hubs that my iPhone 6 plus isn’t good enough. Why? Because my friend has a Search function on her Facebook App and I don’t. We have been ding-donging this for days now and I even made the effort to update my IOS etc to the latest and rebooted everything etc. In essence, I have tried everything but nothing has worked. She has the search function and I don’t.
That is MAJOR DRAMA for me.
He told me that I must have changed a setting or done something wrong to my phone and I insisted that I hadn’t. After breakfast, I started work and he went off to work. I had completely forgotten about it. I do not have time to waste. If I don’t have a search function well, so be it. I will just resort back to my old way of using an app for searches. But later, he told me that he had done some reading and found that the search function on Facebook for mobile was still unstable and that they were still working on it. Bless him, right?!? I never asked him to pursue the matter yet because he loves me and cares, he is always working to solve my problems.
I love my husband because he is always looking after our best interests at heart. His 3 girls. We whine a lot. Oh yes. We are such princesses. Well, T1 not so much anymore because she is her Daddy’s girl and tends to take care of her Daddy, which leaves 2 more princesses for him to deal with. What can I say? He truly loves his girls so much that he has a soft spot for us and really goes out of his way to help us. You know that feeling? When you love someone so much, you just want them to be happy and the hubs does just that with us. Except that he still won’t buy me a new Chanel bag. Bah!
We are yin and yang because we are equally smart in our own talents. He complements me and I complement him. Even my girls know who to go for whenever they have a mechanical problem to fix. Certainly not me for I would just play the damsel in distress despite knowing but heck, I cannot be bothered. So the hubs will patiently sort their mechanical fixtures for them. Bless him. I love him so much!!!
He is also the one who wakes up at 6am each morning to prepare their school lunch. He knows I work late and work hard. It is the least he can do and since he sleeps a lot earlier than I do, he does it. Honestly, how many husbands would do that and hold the home fort for you? Mine does. In fact, soon he will retire and take over completely. He is so capable! And he is man enough not to be the least bit embarrassed about it unlike some pussy threatened husbands who need other male approval for their egos.
Every day, before he leaves me or the kids, he kisses us. Whenever he comes home from work, he kisses us. And just before he goes to bed, he kisses us. When we all wake up, he kisses us. What more can we ask for? Well, he shouts at us too. Hahahaha. Oh, yea. He does!! Whenever we stress him out and go overboard with our whines. Which is when we know how to take a step back until he cools down, and then we can manja him again.
Whenever he is free, he would get my forms out and start stamping them for me. Organise my starter kit bags, and yeah, basically do his part in this business. He will also prepare my Young Livings oil diffuser every night so I can sleep peacefully. And he does all the TV work putting the DVD in and out, turning it on and off. Come to think of it, I actually don’t move much. Hahahaha. Which explains my size too of course. I really thank my Mom for teaching and guiding me how to land the best man ever. She always reminded me what a good man I have and I always remind the kids what a good Daddy they have. And gosh, he spoils us, his girls. We are so blessed. Can’t wait for our next holiday together.
This is my pre-teen. If you do a search on this blog circa 2006, you will see me write about her when she was a mere 2 year old bub. The love of my life this girl is. And this weekend, she totally hurt my feelings…….
Gee, how did she do that? First of all, at the 11th hour, she informed me of a school camping trip that she wanted to go to in Cameron Highlands. My immediate response in my own head was no fucking way. Why? Because it is a 3-4 hour drive up and who knows who the driver is and so many what ifs played out in my head. She is only 11. Really not mature enough in my opinion to be away without her parents. So I said we will need to discuss this with the Daddy.
Meanwhile, she had already planned a whole proposal written out to her Daddy whilst he was at work WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE and gave him all the reasons why she should go with her friends to Cameron Highlands for a camping trip. 1. She really, really, really, really wanted to experience life out in the wilderness 2. All her friends wanted her to go with them 3. She will get good points from the school for participation, maybe even a medal! 4. She will pay for her own trip from her own pocket (wow! she is so rich? Mind you, at our last trip to Kelantan of which we drove for the sake of an adventure, she said that the next time we drove again, she would also pay for her own flight there and meet us at the airport – LOL!!! *smack*) 5. I don’t know what other reasons she gave……
Before the Hubs came home, I received a few text messages from her friends begging me to let her go and I said the same thing that this needed to be discussed with her Daddy. I was cock sure he wouldn’t allow it.
That evening, T1 went to bed without a chance to see her Dad and she had needed an answer and payment by the next day. She went to bed very sad because I guess she could feel that I didn’t want her going and she probably knew that she wouldn’t be going either. Heh.
But when the Hubs arrived home, he was excited about her going to camp!!!
WTF!!!!!!! What the hell is going on?!?!?!!?!? I almost fainted. He, the guy who was always so anal retentive and protective of his girls was allowing his first born to go to camp? Camp where there were lots of male coaches and male students and I don’t know what else???
He asked me what was wrong??? I told him my concerns and he said we need to let go…..WTF. Then he said, you’re only worried because of what you did at camp when you were her age. WTF. I started crying…..
Because I could not accept that my first born was going to risk going to camp without me. I was SO upset. And I was upset that she planned it nicely to get her Daddy to agree to her going and I had no control in this. And at that point, I felt my Mother and realised what she had felt when I was the same at that age not giving a shit about what she felt and thought. My heart sank. I was losing my T1……I guess better to lose her to her Daddy than anyone else.
So what have I done wrong? I don’t spend enough time with her perhaps? Why would she want to go to fucking camp when she had so much at home already!?
Or is this just a pre-teen normality? T1, my pre-teen…..she now has little buds on her chest growing into a young lady. Her maturity is profound and she has a mind of her own that startles me sometimes. Actually a lot.
What are some of the pre-teen things that has been happening to my T1?
1. Back talk – oh yeah….as she develops her own mind now, she can now be as sarcastic as me. Without realising that it could borderline rudeness!!! I never let it pass so she knows that there are some lines you just cannot cross.
2. Body changes – her body is undergoing puberty and the usual changes any girl would experience at her age and that includes ZITS. Thankfully we have Izumio to keep that under control.
3. Always on the Phone/Computer/Ipad – WORKING it seems. I have not checked but at secondary, she is either very, very busy with school work or very busy chatting to friends from school. And let’s hope it’s just friends from school.
4. Arrogant Behaviour – I have no idea where she gets this from. From me? But she never used to be like this…..yet now? She is so arrogant. She knows she is smart and she loves showing how smart she is to her little sister and she loves showing off her intelligence with me too! And just so you know, I met a lady who had mid twenties children yesterday and she was telling me how stressful it was with her kids. KIDS??? They were like adults already!!! But she said even as adults, they were stressing her out because they think they know better than an old lady. And I was just thinking oh dear……I should prepare for this then.
5. Rolling of Eyeballs – Ok, is this a pre-teen habit or does she take after me again? Can anyone verify? At the rate she rolls her eyeballs, I hope a lottery win comes out of her ass.
So at 1am this evening, she finally arrives hoem from camp unshowered, hungry and exhausted. They slept late, woke up at 3am to climb a mountain. It then started raining so the descent was dangerous and they slid down the entire way. Can you imagine how filthy she was all the way on the bus ride home? She had muddy knickers, yo! And she came out screaming at 1am from the back area saying there was a cockroach. Damn. On the first count, I need to make my back area cleaner so there are ZERO opportunities for those pesky insects. On the second count, she just came from camp and is afraid of a cockroach? Was it camping or glamping???
Anyway, my best friend has recently lent me his apple TV and I am typing right this minute using my TV as the computer screen. So freaking awesome, I swear!!! I am so much more comfortable typing now on the couch than sitting on an office bloody chair despite the fact that it is a Herman Miller chair costing the Earth but cannot keep me comfortable due to my very short height that disallows me from touching the floor.
Life is good. It really is.
Time is truly flying and suddenly my 11 year old is going off for her first camp with the big school tomorrow. *cries* It brings back memories of me going off to the Outward Bound School when I was 12 and already then, we had crushes on boys. Oh. My. God. Will my girl be OK??? But I have to let go and let her fly…….as much as it KILLS me. It truly does!!! This entire weekend, I will be stressed!!!!
My little T2 is also growing so fast. Soon both girls will leave the nest and the Hubs and I would be twiddling our thumbs. What next? We are both not socialites. We do not like people. People are stressful and that is why you go to the Harvard School of Management to learn how to manage people and the better you are at managing people, the more you earn. It is so damn tiring though and I am not sure if worth it – LOL!!! Unfortunately, it is what it takes.
I am on a serious mission this year to lose some weight and have started yoga and with a personal trainer (yes, again) but now I have found someone who really, REALLY knows about nutrition. I know because I also know quite a bit about nutrition so I know he knows what he is talking about. And after a few hours discussing about food with him, I can truly see how easy it is for so many people to fall sick. It is so damaging a lot of what we put into our bodies. The thing is, can people change their habits? Very unlikely. Unless they came to a dead end and really had no choice like my friend who had kidney failure. Imagine, you have cancer and you just have no choice. If you wanted a good fighting chance to live, you HAVE to change your food. Some people say, oh if I am going to go I might as well enjoy and eat whatever I want. But the thing is, they actually have a true fighting chance if they really changed their food. Unfortunately there are not enough skilled nutrition experts around to advice accordingly and only those with functional medicine experience would understand.
Things are looking upwards within the last year. My mission to help others is ongoing. Those who are being helped, they know who they are and I really hope that my team will follow my lead. There is no greater gift than giving. And still I have so much. The Universe keeps blessing me over and over and over. It is scary!!!
So this is what my humble living room looks like right now. A big mess!!! Look at those things on the TV cabinet? I really cannot stand it. It makes me stressed seeing it like that. I am OCD. Not crazy OCD but quite OCD. I just get stressed.
The girls managed to convince their Uncle to get them a tent and because we live in a condominium and not a house with a garden, they set up tent within 10 minutes and plonked it right smack in my living room. I asked them when the tent was going down as it is blocking the TV (not that we even have time to watch!) and they said NEVER!!!!
They have made it their cubby hole and spend all day in there with their tissue box, pillows, books, bears and little knick knacks. God only knows what else is in there and it better not be food!!! The only thing missing is their Young Livings Oil Diffuser……they love it and have one in their bedroom. It is such a thrill every night for T2 to choose her oil and pour the water into the diffuser, then drip drip drip and she is so proud of herself that she can set it all up and click the button with the best reward of sleeping peacefully with calming natural scents.
This weekend, since T1 won’t be around, we will be taking the opportunity to do a massive desk cleanup. For all four of us. We are always so buy (and lazy) that we never get down to cleaning up and clearing up. Can you blame me? It si the most boring thing in the world to do!! *rolls eyes*
Right now, I am just day dreaming of my next holiday………where to next?
Breast cancer is a traumatic experience for any woman to experience. Psychologically, it affects the self-esteem, which leads to depression and other negative thoughts and behaviours, worst of all being that the patient no longer feels like a complete woman. This post was inspired by someone who had to undergo a double mastectomy, and recently confessed to me that she often anguished over the fact she could never breastfeed her children. In her mind, that made her feel like less of a woman and mother, despite the fact that her kids are two lovely and bubbly children with the cutest pinchable cheeks
Today, there are many groups focused and dedicated to raising awareness and support for breast cancer. But the most important element in this fight against cancer is for each and every individual to share information so that it is accessible to those who need it and for them to make the right lifestyle choices to promote prevention as much as possible. The fact that more and more women of younger ages are affected means more effort is needed at the earliest possible stage.
There are many things we can do, many lifestyle changes we can make, but how far does it go before it feels restrictive and unpleasant? Our greatest weapon against any disease including cancer is our body. A body that is strong and properly nourished can fight off disease, and we have options that do not require great sacrifice to incorporate into our daily life. These three options provide the body with antioxidants and nutrition for a healthy disease resistant system.
1. Raw foods comprising of fruits and vegetables. Look for organic sources of fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet. One good example is to make healthy salads using low fat organic cottage cheese instead of a salad dressing and you have a healthy salad that fills you up and supplements your protein and calcium intake.
2. Fresh juice made at home with a slow juicer combining fruit and vegetables, consumed as soon as it is made for maximum nutrition. My personal choice of juice comprises organic kale, celery, carrot, wheatgrass, pineapple and pomegranate. Occasionally, I incorporate purple cabbage, spinach and apples for a change.
3. Consuming a high quality genuine natural supplement like Super Lutein which gives you the equivalent nutrient content of 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables in 6 different colours of carotenoids. Wow.
So what is best?
A number of people have asked what I recommend, and my answer has always been that it is an individual choice based on your own preferences and needs. I personally consume Izumio and Super Lutein daily and juice for at least 4 days of the week with good quality organic sourced salads when I am able to obtain them, usually 1-2 times a week. This suits my lifestyle, work schedule, available time and overcomes my limited access to suitable raw foods, without limiting my ability to obtain the nutrition I need. The factors one should consider prior to deciding on particular preventive measures are:
1. Do I have access to the right produce for juicing and raw food consumption?
2. Do I have sufficient time to spend to maximise the benefits from raw food or juicing?
3. How sure can I be that I am getting the right nutrition and produce type all year round?
4. How do I measure the level of nutrition I am actually consuming given that produce nutrient content varies from batch to batch?
Think, analyse and choose the solution that works best for you. What I found was that consuming Izumio and Super Lutein gave me enough nutrients and the juicing and raw salads were a bonus. My choice to go with Izumio and Super Lutein were made after reading the abundant research papers published on the numerous health benefits of the two. From the papers published regarding carotenoids and lutein to the papers regarding molecular hydrogen, the benefits and healing ability of these two products are astounding. And most importantly, they are natural, which gives me peace of mind.
Taken from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is a paper that is a pooled analysis of eight cohort studies comprising more than 80% of the world’s published prospective data on plasma or serum carotenoids and breast cancer, including 3055 case subjects and 3956 matched control subjects. The paper can be accessed at:
What do you want to do in preventing breast cancer? That is entirely a personal choice as you can choose just one or a combination of the two or even all three. But do choose at least one, and let your personal fight against cancer begin today. Did you know that in Malaysia, one out of every 31 women eventually get breast cancer? Those are some pretty scary statistics.
I will post about Molecular Hydrogen and the wide range of benefits that this natural element provides the human body soon so keep an eye out for that!
If you would like to know more about Izumio and Super Lutein, do contact me on WhatsApp +6012-2333840.
Today, I received a phone call from the office asking me to chase some of my team members for their photographs. Huh? What in the world for?
It turns out that ANOTHER 2 members have attained the status of EXCELLENCE.
What does this mean in monetary terms? It means that they each receive a monthly salary of RM10,000 every month and this figure continues to grow every month as my team grows and grows and grows because Izumio and Super Lutein are just really powerful health nutrients that save lives!!! I kid you not.
This means that in my team alone, I have a handful of EXCELLENT members already each earning good money and all of them started from SCRATCH. Purely with the faith in these products and then after seeing the results of it, started sharing with sincerity and BOOM. They themselves are shocked and cannot believe that every month, an additional RM10,000+ gets deposited into their bank account. It is truly wonderful. Not only are their families healthy and happy, their entire family dynamics are altered as they gain more disposable income, and they are helping me to help so many people from our everyday health issues. If the products did not work, we would not be growing at such a rate. There are a very small minute percentage of people who say the products do not work (because they do not feel anything, and if they are healthy then what are they to feel???) and that is because they are not from my team and do not know how to administer the products effectively, and they do not know how to share with sincerity. Those who are only interested in money will never go far. God says so. Ask Him.
Even if you didn’t need the money, that money can be used to help the poor. You can do SO MUCH with that money. You could feed so many people. You could medicate and heal so many people who cannot afford to do so. And to think that I am their leader. I am so proud of my incredible team.
I am with the belief that everyone should eat for free, and so everyone who joins my team, will eventually eat for free. They just have to follow and replicate what I do and I will teach them what to do, every step of the way. Work hard and they will earn RM50,000 a month like me within a year. Don’t work so hard and maybe they will take 2 years. Or 3……the opportunity is there for theirs to grab.
I have a full time working Mom who works for an MNC crunching numbers every month who already earns this extra passive income from this wonderful business. She has 3 children and doesn’t have that much time to actually work this business to her advantage. But so what? She now gets an additional RM10k kaching-kaching-kaching knocking at her door every single month without doing anything. This is what you call REAL PASSIVE INCOME. So I asked her what her next goal is because truly, she could stay right where she is and just continue saving her extra RM10,000 every month (which keeps increasing, mind you) from doing absolutely nothing BUT she now wants to double this figure. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I told her, by the end of the year, her passive income would be RM30,000 per month. Mark my words.
I am also bloody chuffed that a few dozen families are earning anywhere between RM3-10k from trusting me with these products. Even when someone says, “I don’t know how to share. I don’t want to do this business. I only want to consume.” I would still build them so that they earn back the cost of their consumption. Why ever not? Love makes the world go round and I get such incredibly happy customers!!!
And if I have not helped anyone, well…..there is probably a very good reason for it because I have helped SO MANY people already so why not you? Chances are they’ve stabbed my back one too many times perhaps? Why should I help such people, right? I am no longer a bloody fool. And then some will say, so you have a lot of money, so what? Money is not everything…..you know those types, right? The ones who will say you are money crazy or only care about money etc etc etc. Get a life.
Here is what the experts say – If you have a negative connotation about wealthy people or money, that will hold you back from ever making a lot of money. Money only amplifies what a person already is. Be OK to want more of it and take action. It is called fulfilment. When you are happy with yourself and you have tons of money, you will automatically know what to do with all that money.
On top of helping people with their health and helping people to consume for free and helping my team to grow and earn more and more money, I am so fucking blessed that not only are they rising up the ranks in growing this business but they are also slowly becoming more humane!!!! People who would never share their money with others are now starting to do just that. People who have had never given to charity before have started giving to charity. People who would never pay for our meals previously have started paying for meals. It is so fucking awesome. The love is truly coming out and I LOVE that we are all in this one big family together with the mission of creating a million smiles. It is the least we can do to make this world a better place. Join me now. Don’t wait. Why deny yourself a real chance of success and happiness? If you think I am trying to sell you a lemon, go ask 100 out of the 1,000+ of my team members how their journey has been in this last year. You do not have to believe me. Do the research on hydrogen yourselves. Read up on carotenoids. Even Doctors in America and the Government buy into this, why wouldn’t anyone else? Are they crazy to give up such an amazing opportunity?
If you do not know what this is, consider it your responsibility to find out. Do not let anyone use my name. Check with me first. And if you do not CARE to find out, carry on along……
Have a FABULOUS Chinese New Year, folks. Believe in yourselves. If I can make it to the top, so can you. You MUST give yourselves a chance. This is for the future of your family. If you do not need to help your family, then help the poor. Or continue to be selfish. There are actually many people who really do not give a damn.
And do you know what my absolute BIGGEST reward is from this Naturally Plus business? My heart valves have not degenerated in the least, not one tiny single bit, from this entire year plus of stress and busy-ness in building a business. I can now exercise and I have not fallen ill until this week. Instead of lying in bed because I am too tired to do anything, I am out and about saving lives, helping people to help others, growing my team, spreading love, doing ALL the things that I LOVE to do. THAT for me, is my greatest blessing.
Ok, you have to try this. They are absolutely DA BOMB!!!
These are some pretty good Chocolate Chip Cookies that my 11 year old girl got from her classmate. It’s tried and tested and tastes, oh, so delicious!!!! TRY IT!!! She has made it twice this week now and my pants are getting tight!!!
0.75 cups softened unsalted butter (or if you use salted butter then don’t add salt later)
0.75 cups brown sugar
3 tsps vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsps corn starch
0.5 tsp salt (don’t add this is you are using salted butter)
1 tsp baking soda
8 oz bittersweet chocolate cut into chunks (or just use store bought chocolate chips from Hersheys!!!)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Cream butter and sugar till smooth. Add egg and vanilla essence. Stir in flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Remove and let cool before gobbling them all down!!!
So there. I’ve shared a good recipe. You know how you have women you do not like sharing? What’s with them? Some people say, oh, I cannot share because it’s my business. I just cannot understand it. To me, I would share. I would share so the competition can get a piece of it and so I can become even better. Life is too short seriously. It’s not just recipes. It is everything!!! Come on, have you come across such women who just do not like sharing??? Where do they get all their selfishness from??? Get a life.
This world could be such a happy place if it was devoid of selfish, insecure women. Ask yourself, am I one of those she is talking about? Do I share freely? Or do I protect my intellectual property with my life? There is thing called the Circle of Life and whatever you send out, you get back. Just remember that, ladies. Karma is a bitch so you better be nice to everyone. Just be nice. It costs you nothing and a smile on your face is everything.
And for goodness sake, please do not be nice just to serve your purpose. I’ve met many those as well!!!! Kill me already!!! My life is so simple that I just cannot comprehend all these women.
C’est la vie…..
I wish I was in Paris……where beautiful people lie.
Many a time, I come across people and I form an impression of them. First impressions really do last and usually are the real ones that tell a person. Does she look at you in the eyes when she talks? Does she ask you any questions or only know how to talk about herself? Does she offer help? Does she ignore? Does she pay attention? Does she ask you personal questions? Does she respect your privacy? Does she make you laugh? Does she lift you? Does she bring you down? Can you sense jealousy? Do you need to be on guard when you’re with her? Does she have an agenda?
Some people, they are so genuine and radiate such sincerity that you can feel it in your bone. And then some, they are so sickeningly sweet and nice to you yet something tells you to be careful. How is that? Why is that? Trust your instincts. They have never failed me. I always give people the benefit of doubt but if they cannot cross the 5 year benchmark, they are probably not real. People usually cannot pretend for so long. And I kiss myself every time I prove myself right. Every single fucking time. And I have always been right!
Perhaps it is experience from learning from hanging out with adults all my life as a growing child. From the age of 8, I’d be hovering around my aunt and my mom (along with their huge variety of ‘friends’), listening to all their conversations, solving problems, helping others, you name it. You learn a lot as a child. And then as a teenager, mom was truly ACE with relationships. She KNEW a good person from a not so good person upon first glance. I don’t know how she does it. And even if I knew those people for months, Mom would still tell me he’s no good or she’s no good. And I would fight with her as a rebellious youth, how dare she condemn my friends, those who had stuck with me and gave me so much. How dare she!? Well, she was right all along…….she was always right. So bloody intuitive she was, my Mom. Oh, how I miss her.
Mom would always notice the little signs and in that, I picked it up too.
So I have this amazing friend who has been through so much in life that you cannot imagine that SHE has been through all that. She is the sweetest, gentlest, most soft spoken kampung girl. Yet, this tough bitch can fight white men and put people in prison, ok? Then I have another friend who has been raped and been through a roller coaster life of ups and downs yet today is so successful that you would never have imagined that she had been through so much in her life. Another Doctor friend, used to suffer from anorexia and bulimia. Come to think of it, I have quite a few friends who suffered from childhood insecurities which is why I hold such an affinity to help women. Women are always killing themselves. Why? They must learn to empower. We have so much power. My Mom was always a woman everyone else got jealous of. I do not know why. She was a good person. A really good person. And people hated her for being that. Women hated her because their husbands’ ogled at her. Get a life.
So before you make a judgement about someone, know that behind the mask, could lie someone very, very different. Someone who is the least of your expectations. You never really know until you know. I am one such blessed person who wins the trust of many who dares to reveal their face behind the mask. And I will never tell. Because I am a fucking great friend like that.
My 11 year old T1 has just started athletics at school. I spent the entire afternoon till 5pm watching her train at the school field whilst entertaining T2 in the car. I think that in future, I will just change into my running gear and run with T2!!! Good plan or not? Instead of just bumming around in the car? One thing I noticed today is that I really CANNOT take the heat. Gosh. I must be turning into a princess. T1 starting athletics reminds me of my own athletic days. I used to be a gold athlete doing the 100 meters, 200 meters and high jump and long jump. And even short putt though I hated that! I even did inter-school competitions and had to travel out of state to compete. So much fun as a student those days and I could really run. I was 13 years old, yellow house all secondary and I held the 100 meter record. I even had spiked shoes!!! Like a professional runner!!!Those were the days I was ahem……42 kilos. I used to be famous because I could run so fast.
Today I saw T1 run and she was the slowest runner LOL!!! It didn’t look like she put in ANY effort at all. All her life, she has been non-sporty preferring more to practise chess than to indulge in any physical activity. The development of her athletic pursuits would be indeed an interesting one. Hahaha.
Recently my Dad delivered a new pink WEFIE stick for us as I said I needed one. Bless him. He came all the way to deliver us my wefie stick and we weren’t home so he left it at the guard house. Here’s our first attempt at a WEFIE!!! It is blur because obviously we hadn’t learnt how to use it properly yet!
Today was an emotionally charged day for me. I was so stressed but thankfully, Mama appeared and everything was OK again. All is good again in the world. Celebrate life, peeps. Life is too short. I wasted 6 hours of my day being stressed. So. NOT. Worth. It.
OK. I’ll be frank. I really SUCK big time at this. I am just NOT GOOD at this. I have more brains for doing many more things. Why the fuck do I need to waste time booking bloody flights!!! When I used to work for others, I would shove the job to anyone else. But now as my own captain of the ship, shit!!!!!
When I booked our flights to Niseko, I screwed up. Somehow whenever we need to take 2 flights, I will screw up. And of course, the timing of the 2 flights didn’t work. And it was a nightmare trying to get that changed as the website for the budget airline that we booked on, Vanilla Air, was all in Japanese!!! GREAT. I emailed, I called, I emailed again, I face booked messaged them, I posted on their page, I emailed; and FINALLY, I got the flights changed to the correct timing in order to meet flight connections. All was good. I had to pay an extra RM1,000 for the change but what to do. At least we got to where we needed to get to.
And then now? I did it again!!! Chinese New Year, I will be in Kota Bharu but at some point during the week, I needed to fly to Bangkok. So instead of flying back to KL and off to Bangkok, I got smart and decided to fly to Penang instead and then fly to Bangkok. Shorter route. Only to realise later that what I actually booked was Kota Bharu – Penang – Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok. ARGHHHHH!!!!!!!!
That is a whole day wasted of travel time for me times TWO!!!! FISH!!!!!! I was so annoyed at myself for doing that!!!!! And today when I called to make the necessary changes to the re-routing of flights, the payment just to change one flight re-routing was already RM1,000 and another flight to re-route, I didn’t even bother calling to ask. I told myself oh well, lesson better learnt. I am not meant to make flight bookings. It is not my calling. My brains have far better use than for flight bookings.
Feeling. Like. An. Idiot.
I better plan lots of work to complete in all that waiting time in transit. Bleh.
Now that I have more freedom with my time, I am spending a lot more time with the kids at home. Can you imagine, that I cook them lunch every single day, which is separate from dinner, just so they could have home cooked food at school? The school food is already included into the fees but probably suck as I can imagine. So my lucky kids get to bring Mama’s love. Every single day. I think that’s important.
I have also started reading to my little one, something I had previously deprived her off. I mean, after reading thousand of books to T1, I think I had only read less than 10 books to T2 up to last year!!! I kid you not. Poor T2. Well, I am making it up to her, my little precious.
They are both growing so damn fast. One is in Secondary School studying Physics and Biology and Chemistry, asking me tough questions every day. She is also very sarcastic, must be something they practise a lot at school. Not necessarily in a bad way but in a funny way, know what I mean? But of course, she can be seriously sarcastic too! Which is when I put my foot down. Rudeness not tolerated in this household thank you very much. The small one too is less of a handful now. Definitely growing up. She listens more and behaves more. She is forming her own identity with her school friends and has many friends at school that she chit chats to every day and comes home with all sorts of funny and interesting stories. The big one only has stories about her teachers!!!
Both girls are so very close to me and I make it a point that they are close to one another. Every day when we drop them off at school, T1 has to bring T2 into her class room with tons of bags in tow. I do not know why they have to carry so much stuff to school. It is definitely some propaganda to stunt the growth of children. And they also get dismissed together, although T2 finishes half an hour earlier, she is OK to wait for her big sis. And big sis would text me to say she has got her sister. Yes, she has a phone!!! Can you believe it???
All secondary students carry a phone!!!!! And she has barely just turned 11. I trust her though. She is a good girl. She is that same girl who took care of me and held the fort when I was having my heart problems and could not get out of bed. She is that same girl who learnt to cook on the stove and prepare dinner because Mama couldn’t. And she is that same girl who would keep little pesky T2 out of my hair whenever I was ill in bed. She would help with her homework, she would DO the housework and she would just take charge. Of everything. In fact, she was the Hubs’ rock. Thanks to Izumio and Super Lutein, I can now be their Mom again. T2 is also learning to be more mindful about my illness to which I am grateful. And of course, the Hubs is ever supportive but also nags me all the time to put the phone away and to sleep early. Heh.
See how fast they have grown??? One is Secondary One and one is Primary One. They are the loves of my life. Nothing else in this world matters if I have them with me. They make me laugh without fail every single day. Thank you for such great blessings. I hope I do right by raising God’s children in the best way possible.
Today, I had my first CT Scan ever that required an intravenous dye injected into my blood stream. Oh. My. God. It was the most traumatic experience ever. I will tell you why.
My understanding of CT Scans in the past was that they were like X-Rays. I know because I had an accident when I was a kid and had to do a CT Scan of the brain. It was exactly like an X-Ray. Later, I did an MRI of the brain and again, it was non-invasive and apart from the loud knocking noise, all was good. No dramas.
So I do not understand why when it came to a CT scan of my heart, it had to be so difficult!!!
First of all, no caffeine and chocolate 24 hours before the scan. WTF. I could have died right there. Next, fasting several hours before the scan. This meant the Hubs and I couldn’t have our usual morning breakfast together!!! Man!!!! What did we do? I watched him eat. And since I couldn’t, I talked. Hahaha. Bet he loved it. I can really talk if it were to the right people. I only talk to good people. I don’t waste my breathe with the rest. Yes, I am snobbish like that. Shoot me.
The Hubs then sets off to work whilst I go home for my after school snooze (Sssshhhhh…..don’t tell anyone I do that) and suddenly he calls me to say that the roads are very congested and I’d better get my ass over to I freaking JN. So much for that after school snooze. I dragged, literally dragged myself out of bed and headed off. I only jockey park these days. Again, because I can. And it saves time from parking. I need to find a driver but just haven’t had time to find one yet. I asked my taxi driver if he’d be my driver – LOL!!! But he said no, because he was at the disposal of his wife’s schedule. Dang!!! So the search continues.
I registered and then realised that although IJN is very fancy and swanky on the lobby and main functional areas, once you enter a little deeper, it starts looking and feeling like a Government Hospital. Yikes. Space is so important. Suddenly I felt claustrophobic. And then my heart hit the roof when the cashier asked me to pay for my CT Scan first before going for it. It was over RM3,500!!! Heck, the Doctor left me out of that memo. Oh well, what to do? Pay la….
Then I got changed into their sexy green robe and waited for them to insert the drip line. They made me practise breathing instructions and brought me to the very cold CT Scan room and very soon after, I found myself laid on a cold hard piece of machinery that would slide in and out ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok. I noticed SIEMENS. OK I am in good hands, Mr Siemens. Please take good care of me and not give me too much bad radiation. The nurses voice said she was going to add something cold into me. It was cold! Oh, wait. Before that she asked me to open my mouth and popped a pill under my tongue and told me to keep it under my tongue. Ewe. What was that??? I asked if I needed to chew it??? She said it would melt by itself. OK. It turned out to be slightly sweet. No explanation given whatsoever. I felt the cold colourless liquid run through my left arm as the cold liquid got injected into my veins. I could’ve fainted right there. But wait. That wasn’t the end.
After a few more ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok sessions, another nurse suddenly said, “OK, now I am going to put in the dye.”
WHATTTTTT????? You mean that wasn’t it already????
I felt my shoulders slump and I started calling out to my Mom as they injected this warm spicy liquid into my body. I could feel it all the way traveling throughout my entire body. First through my arms, then it crossed through my entire chest. It was like a liquid snake moving around within. Oh. My. God. I wanted to die right then. I don’t do snakes. And before I knew it, it was snaking down into my groin heavily (which shows JUST how much veins there are down there!!!) and finally my legs. It was the scariest experience of my life. I know. I am super Mexican chicken shit like that. And the worst part, when the dye was moving across my chest, I started gasping for air. I was getting an asthma attack!!!
NOW I know why when they asked me if I had asthma and when I said yes, they looked at each other. WTH.
Again I started talking to my Mom. MOM!!! Please take care of me, you hear!!!! This is so not cool!!! How did you ever go through all this alone?? Oh, my goodness!!! I think I am going to die!!!
And then the ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok distracted me and I concentrated hard on my Mom being with me through and through. She wasn’t going to let me die. Not when I had 2 little, OK, not so little girls. Finally, I was out. The weight of heavy metal lifted and I couldn’t wait to go find myself some grub. I was starving.
And then a different nurse said, “OK dear. I am going to put the dye into you again ya? You will feel hot a bit. Just now we did your lungs. Now we are going to do your heart.”
That heavy weight of metal that had just lifted? Well, it came crashing right back down on me. BANGGG!!!
I was crushed. And again, before I even had time to think, I felt that pounded mince of chilli padi fluid being transmitted all throughout my veins and arteries until the most pronounced area, my groin. Man. What it feels like to be kinky. Try it. Just stuff some pounded chillies into yours and feel the sensation…….It is quite an experience. Not pleasant but who knows, some may like it. Not me.
After the final ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok-ngik-ngok I finally got my drip out. Man!!! They used the biggest needle there was!!! So painful!!! And I spent RM50 at Gloria Jeans because there aren’t much food options at IJN and went off to do my school run for my kids.
Bandaged hand in tow.
Thank you, Naturally Plus.
Thank you for making life so amazing beyond expectation. Every day I look up at the skies and I am thankful.
I never ever thought I could afford a yacht but now I can. Like what??? Only my Dad could afford a yacht after being years in business. Me? I’ve been in business for less than 1.5 years. 15 months to be exact. Hard work really does pay off coupled with a good business system and a good support team behind you. When you have people who will back you up from Z to A, life is set. I love my life. Really!!!
And no, I won’t be buying a yacht anytime soon – LOL! I have bigger work to do. It costs RM30,000 on average monthly to maintain a yacht. We used to have one.
Because of Naturally Plus, I can now:-
1. Have the complete freedom to bless the poor and more unfortunate souls with money or products. If they need either, I can. And hello, before you start sending all your charity cases to me, I must stress that I am extremely selective. It is my money and I get to choose who I want to give it to. Thank you. This gives me the absolute BIGGEST satisfaction in all of my life. People are always saying no, no, no. I cannot accept this. But yes, they can. It is all about passing it on. It is not about me helping them. It is their karma. What goes around comes around. If the force wills me to give to any particular person, it is because that person deserves it and thereafter, that person will continue this chain of love and will give to someone else more needy when they can. We are all needy at different times of our lives so who is to say? This is my calling. My purpose in life. And the reason I need to share this here is so that you TOO can join me in my crusade of creating a million smiles. Call me if you are interested (012-2333840). I am serious. I will help get you to where I am. Everyone can do this if only they gave themselves a chance. I KNOW how to get you there. It is only a matter of whether YOU want to or not. Some people deny themselves the right to succeed. That is not my problem. But if you are really keen on the bigger picture and want to contribute to the world, join me. Please. We welcome more people with hearts of gold.
2. I can treat all my friends and help them with their own financial statuses. How? Firstly by helping them build their own businesses, and secondly, if I pay for things most times, then they get to save more money for their own families. Every little bit counts, right? I know the ones who will take advantage and the ones who will not, so don’t worry. I’ve been in this world long enough. And treating friends makes me happy.
3. Walk into any shop and buy anything I want without having to think or worry at the price tag. It’s a case of….oh, I cannot choose which colour to get. Just get them all!!! Or if my kids like a certain book series or movie series, just get them all. No limits. Lucky or what? But seriously, we are trying to stay away from shopping of any sort as much as possible as we already have so much stuff!
4. HOLIDAYS!!! Yes, with money, we can plan lots of holidays. In fact, I have just marked out my 2016 calendar with a year full of holidays and it is full already!!! It doesn’t even matter if the Hubs gets sacked from work because he takes too much leave for holidays because I can afford to maintain our lifestyle now without him working. Why doesn’t he just quit working then? I don’t know. We haven’t even discussed it! But yeah, can you believe it? That is the kind of freedom that one gets when they venture into the Naturally Plus Business with me. I love it. Did I say I love it?
5. Make people on the streets happy. I love shocking people and giving anonymously. It’s like can you imagine, one day a stranger comes up to you and gives you an envelope of money. The amount in it would be relative. For a beggar on the street, RM100 is a big thing. For a middle class Manager, RM1,000 is a blessing. For some, more. For some, any amount. But to just receive it out of the blue, is nice. People have given me so much before. It is my turn to give back. I remember once, an Indonesian lady started scolding me for giving her RM100. She asked me what I wanted. I said nothing! And quickly walked away. She kept staring at me thereafter – LOL!
6. I no longer have to worry about my children’s education and future, our retirement. Money is continuously flowing in. Passive income. You just cannot imagine the peace of mind it gives you when you no longer have to worry about money. And all because I took that leap of faith and made a decision that I was going to do this. How many people are willing to get out of their comfort zones to learn the tricks of the trade? This is not a get rich quick scheme. It requires work. And I have worked hard. I totally deserve what I have worked for. All I am saying is you can do it too. I have set up everything for you. When I first started, I had nothing. But now, anyone who joins me, it is THAT much easier.
Ultimately, it is YOUR decision. Whether you join me or not, is your choice. I have a huge team. Please check with me first if the person you are talking to is indeed from my team because everyone is using my name to say they are from my team too.
Thank you again, Naturally Plus. And thank you to my family, who have supported me 500% in this incredible journey.
We are all WINNING TOGETHER in this beautiful journey.
After such a wonderful winter holiday, we are finally back to the grind!!! In the first week of 2016, I have already hired a new Housekeeper (she’s perfect, finally!!!), a yoga instructor (she’s perfect too!!) and a Personal Trainer (I haven’t met him yet, so I cannot yet comment). I have also organised the menu plan for January (because I know I have to do it now or I’d just get too busy!), and I’ve almost finished the work plan for the first quarter. So much work to do. But so incredibly charged and fired up!!! I should go for holiday more, yo! My next holiday is to Bangkok to watch Madonna. Heh. Apart from work, of course. And then there is Dubai, Japan, Italy, Amsterdam, Penang, PD, England, Austria, how are we ever going to fit it all in??? Is it any wonder that I get any work done in my year. But I travelled much this year too AND did a lot of work!!! *muscle!!!*
So the year started with some incredible news. But I also had some very sad news.
Incredible news is that I am once again rising up the ranks and earning more money. Yay!!! You have no idea how happy that makes me because at the same time, some people actually sell their houses just to pay for medical bills. If I can help in any small way, I will. I don’t have to advertise because people know. The sad news is that a very dear friend is dying and I need to save her. It just broke my heart into a million pieces and it was another wake up call for me to get my lifestyle in gear. NO MORE SUGAR.
I am trying.
More incredible news is that everything is falling into place. I am having such a brilliant time with my kids. We are laughing every day at every opportunity. I don’t know how I ended up with such crazy kids but if you are on my Facebook page, you would see how they just crack me up like crazy.
So many things have happened in Week One alone!!!
But let’s start with today. I brought the girls out for lunch with a team member (thank you for lunch, girl!), then rushed to Empro to get my eye brows touched up but they were running late! They said I had to wait another 15 minutes but I was due to make an office visit followed by rushing home in time for piano lessons so I said fuck it. I’ll just do my eye brows another time. Also, they told me it was going to take 1.5 hours. What??? To do eye brows??? I cannot spare such minutes.
The girls and I decided to go shopping instead for my team. We had fun! And half way, T2 had to go take a poo. In blinking Mid Valley!!!!! We rushed her back to The Gardens where washrooms were cleaner but never as clean as Pavilion, and she did her dump fast enough. We then went back to visit the MUJI store where I wanted to personalise some gifts for my team but suddenly my lunch wanted to come out!!! WTF!!! Was this shit day or what???
Down the steps we rushed from MUJI and ran back to The Gardens and soon after we were rushing to my office to get some registrations done. There was a big pile after my absence DESPITE appointing my trusted dear friends to do the registrations for me whilst I was away. Thank you forever, Miss Hot Stuff Bitch and Miss Hot Stuff Wannabe (Hahahahaha!!!). I could not stay at the office to pick up the goods so left instructions with the staff and rushed home again to give a lift to my housekeeper because it was raining and she takes public transportation. But it was jammed all the way!!! We were so stressed rushing home in time for piano too but suddenly the piano teacher said her car had broken down. What a day it was.
I was really in NO MOOD to start cooking dinner but thankfully there is the Thermomix and my wonderful T1 daughter to put dinner on the table. I am truly so fucking blessed. Thank you to my German friend for calling me today. It is so wonderful when people who care about you show it to you. I have so much gratitude in all the blessings that have been pouring in my way at the start of 2016 that I am always asking what I did to deserve this.
So January, one lucky Single Mom will be benefiting from my assistance. Who will it be? Well, whose birthday is in January???
And now it is 2am and I am still filling in my registration forms for tomorrow. This is a good thing!!!
Please pray for my friend to live. She is such a good person. It is unfair that she has to suffer and I don’t. I hate it.
This year, I have my big women conference, my Single Mom’s project, and my health and fitness to take care of. My kids can finally go back to a brand new spanking school 5 minutes away from home and I continue to spread the love of Izumio. My haters will never touch Izumio with a 10 yard pole because it all ultimately comes back to me. How foolish is that?! They’d rather suffer and let their family members die than try Izumio?! Crazy people. Tsk-Tsk. Peer pressure. I send them unconditional love……
My biggest buzz is being able to help my team members grow and earn real good money from the Izumio business. I am so fucking proud of my team!!!
Thank you, Universe. Thank you, Mom.
Chanel Ginza was a must visit for me when I went to Tokyo for the second time this year because at the last visit, we visited so many Chanel stores and could not find what we wanted. We missed Ginza though so this time round, Chanel Ginza was a must. THREE glorious floor plates filled with Chanel beauties, who could resist?
I told the Hubs and kids to take a walk whilst I went to Chanel and the Hubs thought I was going just to look see. Like WTF. Look see? I want to BUY!!!
The store was SUPER BUSY!!!! It had a beautiful life and a beautiful staircase to transport customers across all three levels and a private concierge to take you up and down too. They had a LOT of staff yet not enough to service the many customers that were there all waiting to be services, me being one of them. I waited half an hour or more and then I said fuck it. If they didn’t want my business, I was leaving. It was just not meant to be. This is my THIRD time unlucky. Every time I am abroad, I intend to get a bag because it is cheaper, nicer, whatever…..but it is never meant to be and I end up getting it when I get back to KL and paying a few grand more. Sigh.
So I liked this baby pink simple shopping tote on the bottom left. I think it was going for some ridiculous price of RM18,000 plus. I also like the beige-pink handbag on the top right below. But I wanted the bigger version and of course, it was out of stock already.
I like this blue one below too. I have been searching for a blue bag and the Chanel Boy Blue has been on my mind for the longest time.
So after I chose what I wanted, the Hubs suddenly said, you’re not buying Chanel!!!
Why the fuck not?
Because we need to save money!!!
But I make lots of money!!!
Yes, and you need to save it!!!
What’s the point of working then if I cannot enjoy my money???
You do not know when your open heart surgery is happening. The kids have to go to University abroad. We have a high lifestyle. We need to save money!! Plus you keep giving so much money away, how much have you given away this year already???
But out of every RM50,000 I make,surely I can spend RM10,000???
I just think we need to save money. You never know when I will be out of a job.
OK, if I don’t get Chanel then I’ll just get Michael Kors or something. OK!!!???
OK, if you want Chanel, go get it then. But you need to promise me that you will start saving money!!!
No, I won’t get Chanel. *merajuk mode on*
Because seriously, we need a back up plan. You never know when things happen. We need lots of money saved.
We have dinner with my friends tonight.
I don’t want to go. I’m not feeling sociable at all.
*ignores Hubs for the next hour and moans to kids*
T1, the ever sweet lass, urges me to just get the Chanel bag (despite her always advising me NOT to waste money) and that men don’t understand but she sees how hard I have worked and that I deserve it, etc. Bless her soul always. T2, also feeling sorry for me, goes to her Dad and advises him to better talk to Mommy because Mommy is very sad.
We walk into Lindt and I buy a whole load of those Lindt chocolate balls and we get a hot chocolate and go upstairs for a seat. The girls walk away to the bar counter and push their Dad towards me and asks him to talk to me. For the whole hour after that, they keep spying on us and trying to eavesdrop on our conversation. I was seriously pissed. I had made way over RM100k last year and he wouldn’t allow me to get a RM20,000 bag. But if it were a watch or a car that cost more, it would be OK. He just felt bags were a waste and he brought up my bag collection. The house has no space and my heart breaks every time I see you thrash your bags on top of one another because you have no more wardrobe space. *rolls eyeballs*
So when can I get another Chanel bag? You tell me! Cuz it feels like a waste of my time working then if I cannot even spend my own money…..
Look. If you are earning RM100k a month, then you can go get your Chanel bags ok?
Can I have that in writing? Cuz I know you, when I make that amount, you will still stop me with other reasons. I’m already making more when I was working and I still can’t get a bag. This is rubbish. I might as well not work.
If you don’t work, the girls cannot go to school.
Huh?! Since when???
I cannot afford their school!!! It’s RM70,000 every year and increasing!!!
Then why did you insist T1 goes to International School!!?? *dimwit*
Because that was when it was just T1. Now it’s T1 and T2. There are huge bills to pay!! *rolls eyeballs again*
This is bullshit.
I gave up. This is my stingy hubs. The next day, I went out and bought myself a brand new pair of classic black Christian Louboutins and a few other beauties.
It cost a fraction of a Chanel bag but I was happy. He didn’t question.
Tis’ the story of my Chanel Ginza experience. So lucky Chanel KLCC…..soon they will be hearing from me. Heh.
Quite honestly, Niseko with kids was a fabulous way to spend our Christmas because they were so, SO happy with all that powdery snow!!! There are many places in Japan that has snow and where you can ski but we were told Niseko had THE best snow. So off I went with my researching skills and I must say I did real good. It was perfect. If anyone wanted to go to Niseko with kids, ask me and I’d be able to help you.
Accommodation in Niseko if you go to Niseko with Kids
First and foremost, if you wanted to spend 2 weeks in Japan (1 week Niseko and 1 week Tokyo), on a moderate budget, you would need to save RM50,000 before you could do it. That’s what we spent, on a MODERATE budget. Japan is very expensive. Flights alone were RM12,000 for the 4 of us. You may be able to get cheaper accommodation in Niseko but you really have to book 6 months in advance. I kid you not. I tried booking 3 months in advance and the whole town was fully booked already which is why we ended up with a RM2,400 PER NIGHT one bedroom apartment. I think that is even more than what we paid for our suite in Zermatt, Switzerland, yo!!! PENGSAN.
It was a nice enough apartment. It is called YOUTEI TRACKS – you can google it. They have a website. There was a fully equipped modern kitchen and a bathroom and the heaters were all working well. There was a huge balcony that overlooked an empty plot of land filled with snow (perfect for snow play) and Mount Youtei beyond. Everything in the apartment worked beautifully and there as even a cabinet to put your boots in that dried them and a washing machine and drier, and best of all, WIFI!!!! There was a DVD player and they had DVDs to rent, a cafe downstairs for hot coffee or hot chocolate if you didn’t want to make it yourself, comfortable beds and futons, all good. I guess you get what you pay for. Location was excellent too as it was midway between town and the mountains, so walking to both directions was just nice. The supermarket was literally a 5 minute walk away, that’s perhaps 200 meters away? And the mountains were another maybe 300 meters because it seemed like that as you had to walk UPHILL. So yeah, I would highly recommend accommodation there as everything was perfect. If I went back to Niseko, which we are certainly planning to do, we would stay there again.
We actually made a trip to the Hilton Niseko and Greenleaf (which is a YTL resort), both were cheaper than ours and thank goodness we didn’t stay there because they were both located away on it’s own from everything!!! It was a half hour bus journey to get to these resorts which meant that if you stayed at the Niseko Hilton, you would eat from either of their 6 restaurants (very expensive I am sure!) or travel 30 minutes by bus one way to town. Same for Greenleaf. There is NOTHING there apart from the hotel rooms and the skiing. The good thing about Hilton Niseko is that it is a ski in-ski out hotel, meaning once you came downstairs, you could start skiing just outside LITERALLY. Whereas at our place, we had to do that 300 meter walk uphill to the ski hub first. No biggie though!!! I would rather be in town to explore the town rather than be stuck in ONE hotel and ski ONLY everyday. But if skiing is your thing and you are a professional skier, then by all means, stay at the Hilton Niseko.
One thing you need to understand about Niseko is that it is divided into 4 main areas. Each are about 30 minutes away from each other by bus. Really not worth the hassle. Plus you would have to pay extra bus fares every day and it is not cheap. So best just to stay in Niseko Grand Hirafu where the town is. Unless you really want to be cooped up in the hotel and snow and nothing else. The furthest away is Niseko Annapuri, then Niseko Village (where the Hilton Niseko is and Green Leaf), Niseko Hirafu is where the town is, and finally Hanazono on the other side.
Food in Niseko
Well, duh. There are loads of Japanese restaurants!!! But a few Western places too and you need to either BOOK or go early because most places are full very quick. I can tell you where was good and where wasn’t but too many to list down here so if you really need to know, call me. Sashimi is good everywhere in Japan, so no matter where you go, it is always good. Even the lousiest places are still better than the ones you get in KL – LOL! There was one Australian owned place that did Japanese, OK….that was the ONLY place where I did not enjoy the food at. Everywhere else, even the supermarket rice balls, were good. Generally, you just need to decide what you want to eat and then just go to anywhere that serves it. A good thing to do would be to check them out online first and call for prices if you are worried about cost. Otherwise, just be brave and go. Everywhere is good except for that one Australian place. And the reason we ended up there was because we were late one night for dinner and EVERYWHERE else was full and had a 45 minute wait.
Niseko with Kids for Skiing
First and foremost, if you are new to skiing, let me advice you. Waterproof boots are a MUST. If you need help on where to shop and where to get them cheap etc, I can help you with that too in KL. Actually in Niseko, you can rent everything from boots to ski jackets, to ski pants, ands boots, and skis, and the whole works. But because we didn’t fancy using stuff that other strangers had used, we actually went out to purchase our own ski jackets and pants, and snow boots. And because we hardly had any winter clothes due to us never experiencing winter before, we went on a shopping spree to Marks and Spencers just before Niseko. You just WILL NOT survive in Niseko snow without waterproof boots. The snow goes deep. If you wore your normal sneakers or any other shoe, then be prepared to have wet socks.
ALSO, when you book your accommodation in Niseko for the first time, it is quite likely that you will go through a Niseko agent who will be able to advise you on everything Niseko; well, actually, this is not necessary IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. Thus, if you call me, I can help you again…..Otherwise, just deal with your Niseko agent direct. The thing is, with the Niseko agent, chances are they will push places and products where they will benefit the most? Like we were told to book our ski instructor early and rent from this place and that place etc but we chose to take the risky way and decided that if we couldn’t get a ski instructor since they claimed they would be fully booked by the time we got there, too bad. We would just learn from YOUTUBE or something. What were we thinking??? But seriously, everything you want to learn is on YOUTUBE these days, don’t you agree???
Well, we got lucky and unlucky with a ski instructor. Lucky because we actually did manage to hire one cheaper than the Niseko agent had quoted. He was RM1,500 per 2 hours – ouch, right??? Well, unfortunately, that is what Ski Instructors in Niseko cost. To be fair, he was a private instructor so you could probably get it much cheaper if you went for a group class. The bad part was, when we had our VERY FIRST LESSON, it was AT NIGHT, because it was the only time an instructor was available…..AND it started raining half way!!!!!!!!!!
Like What the FISH!!!! Could it get any better??? And the kids REFUSED, absolutely REFUSED to cut the ski lesson short and wanted to ski in the rain. Now just think for a minute, nigh time (colder weather) + rain (colder weather) + Niseko on a mountain (fucking cold already) = FROZEN MAMA; do you agree? The kids for some reason refused to admit the cold and I swear, after my whole body was frozen and I was wanting to cry already, I stood firm and said STOP RIGHT NOW. And T2 being T2, excited as hell on her first time skiing, kept begging one more time, Mama. Please? Mama, one more time…..
I must have allowed it at least 5 more rounds before I started shouting. T2 would ignore me and just continued stomping her way uphill and waited for the ski instructor to bring her skis uphill before she went for another round downwards.
I’ll be honest. It was damn fun. The kids had a blast. They learnt real quick, within the first 30 minutes of their lesson and they were at it over and over and over. The next day, we didn’t need a ski instructor anymore and took to the slopes ourselves.
Another thing that you must have either rented or bought is ski gloves, the waterproof type. Otherwise there is just NO WAY that they can make snowmen out of normal gloves or ski. It is just way too cold. Pants must be waterproof too. We got ours from Uniqlo. With reference to ski jackets, if you do not want to be all puffed up like T2 was in her Marks and Spencer jacket, then you need to invest a bit more for a high technology jacket from one of the expert makers such as North Face or Columbia. T1 and the Hubs got theirs from North Face so they wouldn’t look like The Michelin Man but they cost about RM1,000 each. Me? I got one of those puffy ones because I couldn’t find a colour I liked at North Face. I’m fashionable like that. So I got mine from Universal Traveler at Pavilion for RM500. It was good. It kept me warm and guess what? I left it on the bus on the way down from Niseko and the Hubs was pissed!!! Brand new jacket gone!!!
Due to incredible Japanese efficiency though, all it took was a phone call and RM50 for them to find the jacket and post it down to our hotel in Tokyo. Simply awesome. Thankfully, I had a back up jacket that I used for a few days before my ski jacket arrived and it wasn’t too bad as Tokyo was nowhere as cold as Niseko.
Honestly, with snow, you do not need much else to entertain the kids. Although there were adventure parks and snow tubes and rock climbing activities at activity centres for kids, we did neither of that. All we did was ski, make snowmen (although my kids got creative and started building other things with snow, namely a race car which they dug into the snow and then sat in……..CRAZY KIDS!!!), watch DVDs (the entire STAR WARS series over and over), walked around the area, played more snow, had snowball fights, attempted snow angels, ate loads of Japanese food, browsed around shops (and found rubber boobs! which incidentally T2 really wanted!!! What’s with breastfeeding and the never-ending relationship with boobs, huh?), and took ski lifts and cable cars to other mountain tops. And played more snow again!!!
Niseko rocks. We will be back!!!
So I did it. 2 weeks of cold weather, and I mean REALLY cold weather. It is currently -2 to -5 degrees Celsius. We have North Face jackets all suited up for -20 degrees so we are good.
1. Heart Problem in High Altitude
One of the worries that we had to face about making the decision to travel here was my heart condition because people with my heart disease usually cannot take high altitude as the air is much, much thinner and due to the fact that I already get lesser oxygen than most people from the dysfunctioning valves, I am at risk. Should I bring my own oxygen tank? Should I even go? It’s my life we’re talking about here. We discussed it with my cardiologist and she said a risk is a risk and the decision had to be mine. She would say it was a risk. We decided to lend faith to my Izumio and Super Lutein and took that HUGE leap of faith. If you don’t hear from me anymore over the next 2 weeks, then you know what happened la….but you know what? I researched all the closest hospitals around Niseko. I have even researched Japanese cardiologists that speak English in Sapporo in case the Doctors at the town hospitals cannot so we can call and get things translated properly. JUST IN CASE.
2. TOKYO Street and METRO map
I had downloaded the maps for our easy reference and planning for the days that we move around in Tokyo. Niseko is easy. We are just in one location all week and get to enjoy all the snow activities and our accommodation views. I cannot wait to dive into the Japanese food for a whole fortnight!
I had typed every single day’s program and planning onto my phone NOTES as a backup for our easy reference. From the times we have to wake up in order to catch flights to all flight details and numbers and everything. Even directions on how to get from A to B – this is called DETAILED planning so that we maximise every single minute of our time there instead of spend it stationery looking at maps and wondering and wondering……With great planning (I am so good at this, I even plan my life!), everything runs smoothly as much as possible and just because one plans, it doesn’t mean we have to follow the plan. It just makes everything that much more efficient. You don’t have to think. You just do. Thinking takes up time so it’s best to think in blocks and do in blocks. Efficiency at its’ best.
4. PRINTING of Tickets and Hotel Details etc
Yup. They have all been printed out and organised into folders for again super easy reference. All the money has been changed and accounted for and budgeted. I should just be a bloody holiday planner and charge people for my service!!!
5. PACKING for FOUR
Having never been on a super cold trip before, we obviously had to spend quite a bit to purchase some quality winter clothing. Last year when we went to Zermatt in Switzerland, it was spring/summer already so even though there was snow, it was 10 degrees kind of cold. No problem. But now, we’re talking minus degrees kind of cold. Brrrrr…….we have our waterproof boots, waterproof ski pants, waterproof jackets, thermals, thick socks, snow hats, ear muffs, waterproof snow gloves, neck warmers, shovels, emergency meds just in case, fashion accessories in the form of scarves (hahahaha!!! they are lighter than necklaces!!!!), new walking shoes, cutlery for restaurant ease (Japan doesn’t do much tea spoons as I have discovered the last trip!), gadgets for before bed (this is my life long habit), and the original STAR WARS double trilogy for those days when it is too fucking cold to step outside. I wanted to bring my Young Livings diffuser (hahaha, don’t leave home without it) but the adaptor voltage wasn’t compatible with Japan. Bummer indeed.
6. An EXCITED and ALL POSITIVE SPIRIT for the most FABULOUS HOLIDAY!!!
A must on every holiday we go to. Kids have their travel journals al ready and I have mine. Back up work resources have been delegated. I have the best friends ever to help with this. Like REALLY. Watering of plants done. Closing and locking of all windows and doors at home with fridge almost emptied out. Everything was GOOD when we left.
Although I can afford to not work for money, I choose to work because I want my kids to see how hard I work and why we should all work, for whatever reason, for whatever motivation. I have seen too many spoilt rich brats (growing up in an international school environment) who are just wasting their lives away right now still depending on their parents’ coffers and not doing anything useful at all. Urgh.
If my kids ever became lazy like that, I would have failed miserably as a parent.
So I work. Which means they have to follow me around sometimes on boring work trips. Which means they have to get used to me working and them being independent whilst I am working. They are learning lots by sheer observation of me working from home that it could equip them for their future. Already I am seeing signs of them noticing what I do and how I do it and the positive consequence of work. Score!
Whenever I attend my routine 3 monthly visits at the hospital for several hours, they happily entertain themselves without moaning and whinging. They have been programmed to entertain themselves and like clockwork, know how to pack and what to pack for their own entertainment. Sometimes it’s just a notebook, sometimes it’s their loom bands, sometimes they just play with each other’s hair! No matter, as long as they are out of mine, I’m real good.
I want them to learn how to make the best out of anything because life isn’t going to go your way many a time and what do you do? Get depressed and become a victim? Hell, no. Grab that cup half full and keep refilling it. It is the ability to see light, to see humour, to see positivity, in any situation.
Thank you for the blessings….
I do not know what I have done to deserve so much but thank you.
There are 2 more weeks till year end and I just can’t help feeling that this is the absolute best year of my life. There are just too many reasons for me to state for this incredible gratitude that I feel and I am bloody excited for the new year ahead.
My health is so much better now after a year of consuming Izumio and Super Lutein. The year that I thought we would have to cut down on expenses because I had to give up my job has turned into a year more lucrative than any other. I have the opportunity to help my poorer patients at my whim because I have the financial means to do so. I do not have to think when I spend and I can contribute so much more to a wider audience. This comes with a fault too because now that everyone knows you are there, they automatically depend and assume that you will pay for everything. Well, my money, my prerogative and those who are sincere will certainly get more than those who aren’t. Lalalalalala……
The most amazing thing is that I am meeting all sorts of people from all walks of life and many of them have turned out to be such beautiful people. This is all through the Naturally Plus business. My customers are so grateful, just as I am grateful that I have walked into the Naturally Plus office. That first step. It has been the biggest blessing.
I have a plan for next year to help Single Moms. Due to the nature of the Naturally Plus system that you can automatically earn (and by that virtue, automatically and accidentally become a millionaire too), I will be helping one Single Mom every month to kick start a future for her and her children. No matter where they come from, if they have good attitude (some are just…..arrogant and full of ego), I will sponsor them into the business and then help build them. Teach them how to fish. It is not easy being a Single Mom. At all. My Mom was a Single Mom once upon a time and she told me how she used to earn RM100 a month and with that money fed a three year old me but left herself to starve because there just wasn’t enough to get by. Family weren’t helping because she had a child out of wedlock. We shared a bedroom with 2 other ladies in a low cost flat and slept on thin mattresses on the floor. There was no other furniture apart from our suitcase on the floor. I still have that image. From all the stories that my Mom has shared with me, I know that being a Single Mom is not easy. Sometimes, it is just easier to terminate our lives, which is something many single moms have actually thought of doing at least once.
So apart from that and the big women’s workshop that we will have to empower more women next year, people have been so kind. To me, to each other, to others. I really believe that when you are kind even when one is unkind to you, you will start a ripple. It doesn’t matter how small the ripple is but if everyone were to just be kind, no matter how badly hurt you have been, magic will happen. I sincerely believe that and am trying to teach others to believe it too. I know my Mom is helping me tons but even way before this, people have been kind to me and from years of kindness, I have learnt to pass it on.
Thank you for the blessings. I am filled with so much gratitude that I will work even harder to build my Izumio and Super Lutein business so I can give back even more. What started as the Hubs fully supporting us alone with his salary has now turned into a life time mission for me to work for others. I have a purpose. I have a mission. And I will see to it that it happens.
By the way, please see to it that I do NOT take on any other projects as I also have several other projects running in the background!!!
The first time I heard about my childhood friend saying that she was working because she wanted to set an example for her kid that we must all work, I was quite shocked. Here she was, millionaire Datin, who didn’t have to lift a finger in her life, yet she chose to work. Is she freaking nuts?!? But she was my childhood friend and I knew where she was coming from. Just because we are up there doesn’t mean we are up there forever. Anything could happen. And the next minute we could be right down THERE. Yes, there. In the pits. Where life suddenly becomes intolerable…….
Well, I can assure you that if you do not show your kids that work is important, when and if they fall into the pits, they may never return back out. For how will they even begin to know how?
A kid who only sees Daddy working and Mommy staying at home as a Stay At Home Mom, will grow up with the concept of only Daddies work and Mommies cook and clean. Which is fine if that is what you want. But the cycle then continues, and they search for partners who go out to work and emulate their own moms serving the hearth of the home. It is a noble thing to do, to be a professional Stay At Home Mom. I have done it before and it has driven me absolutely bonkers.
To be fair, whilst I was raising T1 single-handedly without any help at all, I was still actively volunteering with IBU and I was still running charity projects and you know, I was active. I don’t think I could ever be one to just raise kids and watch Desperate Housewives on TV. It would be a waste of my talent.
So those Datin’s words really stuck with me. A Datin who wanted to work just so her daughter could see that work was important. I get it.
Now that I am doing the Naturally Plus Business, I truly get the best of every world. Work, contribution to society, setting an example for the kids, flexibility of time and valuation of self worth. And of course, the money is a given. It is financial freedom. It has been so perfect that my kids now have the ambition to do the Naturally Plus business. They see my lifestyle. They see what I do. They follow me to counsel sick patients. They see how hard I work in running the show. They live the shitty part of it and they love the good parts of it too. We truly practise a work hard play hard philosophy.
And because Mommy HAS to work, they obediently and proudly follow me (what choice do they have!?) everywhere I go to get my work done. But in doing so, they learn so much too. I am a busy woman. I am extremely busy. And in being so, the kids have learnt independence. On the one day a week that I need to go into the office to do registrations of new customers, they know that today’s the day. Today’s the day Mama is very stressed. They know the routine. Wake up, have breakfast, get dressed, get packed, and be ready to rush out the door when Mama says GO. We work like clockwork. And then when we get to the office parking lot, T1 catches the time as she is very particular about parking fees (very costly at Menara Multipurpose) and loves to save money and spend unnecessarily. So boring…..
We arrive at the office and Mama plonks her bum right in front of the desk and starts the work. Both girls will bring me coffee and water and then go play in the meeting rooms quietly, it is a different game all the time. They know how to entertain themselves. They know where the washrooms are and they know how to help themselves to the hot chocolate machine and water and they know how to shout when they are hungry. I love my girls. They are so awesome. They make my life easy. They give me ideas. They make me laugh like crazy and they keep me grounded.
On the contrary, they hate the fact that Daddy has to go to the office every morning and come back late at night and always ask why Daddy can’t do the Naturally Plus Business instead? We make such a great team, the 4 of us. Unfortunately, with their international school, our family expenses are high so Daddy still needs a full time job. For now! We are working towards freedom though and I love the process of the girls watching this journey. It is teaching them a lot and they are actually thinking about things and the world and why some people work so hard and others don’t. They are learning about working smart and being smart girls themselves, no wonder they want to do the Naturally Plus business!!! They totally get it!!! They can even regurgitate some of the facts of my business believe it or not??? This is purely from observation of Mama getting about her daily affairs in communicating with customers.
Speaking of which, they also observe the characteristics of my customers. Some are so nice and some are just plain horrid. Some are so helpful with the boxes and some just treat you like the maid and expect you to carry it all. Most are so grateful that they have access to the products, and my girls can even tell me how to improve my business! They will be my business heirs! The above pic is them monkeying around at the loading bay of where I get Izumio out from. They follow me into the dingy service lift and smell the damp. It’s all work. And then we go skiing.
Never in my life would I have imagined to be where I am today. Passive income. Wow! Like is this for real? I could do nothing all month and still the money keeps rolling in??? No way!!!
I was filling in some forms this evening and it occurred to me just how much I love this business, the Naturally Plus business. I LOVE helping people. It’s not just about helping people heal naturally with great nutrients but I am sincerely working hard towards helping everyone consume these amazing super food for FREE and still working even harder to ensure they all make a growing passive income from the Naturally Plus Business!!! Depending on how LUCKY you are, you could be a member in my business who does nothing at all and still have money rolling every month at an increasing rate. Ask my team members!!! It is already happening to some very busy Moms who are NOT doing the business at all. They are just plain LUCKY because of various reasons. Of course, some are not so lucky and they have to put in some effort before getting lucky. Heeeee…….
It gives me no greater joy when I can nudge someone to say, “Hey, could I please have your bank account number because you have a few thousand waiting for you from the Naturally Plus business.” And this is from doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I love helping people that way. Or maybe a lot. I’ll check the mood of the day. You just cannot believe it. I cannot believe it. Like how the heck did I get here??? I wish people would just believe me when I tell them that it is a freaking excellent business to be in. The view from here is so very good!!! You just need to understand it. Make time to understand what it is all about. ASK ME for goodness sake.
In which network marketing business would you have people at the bottom earning more than people at the top? Is it possible? Well, in the Naturally Plus Business, it sure is.
In which network marketing business would you have such generous pay outs of bonuses? 25% of sales? Go do your Math and check on the rest of the network marketing industries why don’t you. I dare you. How many years would one have to work in other network marketing companies before they saw big money? Here, it can be achieved in a year. Making a million in the Naturally Plus business is so viable that it is crazy. Everyone would jump at the opportunity if they only understood it. But most don’t care and it is their loss. But if you are seriously down and out, please take heed and listen up because this could really be your ticket out of poverty. And if you have health issues that Doctors have not been able to solve, please, give this a try because with pure nutrition, the body has the ability to self heal. I am THAT confident with the Naturally Plus products.
I am so, SO grateful.
I no longer have to worry about spending freely and I can help so many people that it almost gives me orgasms. It’s right up my alley and I bet my Mom has set me up for this. Just to continue the work she left behind for me to finish. I love it. I love helping women who are in deep shit get out. It’s not just financial but the mentoring and the support and love, this all takes time. And I do it because it is what I am meant to do.
Some women are so silly allowing their insecurities to mar their decisions instead of following their gut. They need the money yet they are afraid to commit because of what others might say. Get over it already. This will really help you. I’m not the one at the losing end here. You are.
I love the image above because my friends and I were having a good laugh the other day about all the sour pusses who do not want to join us for their pride. PRIDE and EGO. It brings down the smartest of women (and men) unfortunately.
I’ll give you an example of TWO women who joined me at the very same time. One is making almost RM10,000 a month now (and remember, this figure grows every month) and the other has only made almost RM10,000 in the entire year. What sets them apart? PRIDE and EGO. One has too much PRIDE and EGO. The other started late in the business, yet caught up very fast and has started running. Full time working Mom with 3 children and she can do this on the side to earn RM 10,000 a month……I must say I am extremely proud of her. So the next ones are coming up soon, all my darling stars. I am pushing them all to earn RM10,000 a month as a start and I have a mission to ensure all Single Moms who are committed and want to do this, gain financial freedom with this business. The ones who have too much PRIDE and EGO, well, not much I can do about that.
What can RM10,000 a month that you did not previously have do for you? What if the figure was RM100,000 a month? I’ll be earning that at the end of 2017. Are you SURE you do not want to be a part of my HAPPY TEAM???
So for Christmas, I have prepared some incentives for my team to grow a little further and prepared some little gifts for some of the ones who work a little harder.
This is a personal lesson that one has to learn and that is if you do not get something, it is OK. If I am not the favourite Golden Star of the business, that is OK. When you can come to terms with that fact, then you know you are truly mature and deserve more than you could ever imagine.
Christmas is here and I cannot wait to hug my kids in snow!!!!!!
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Once upon a time, I designed buildings and interiors of corporate offices and on the rare occasion, homes. Now, I clean poop and am student of a patience management course. From the drawing board as a London Architect to the realities of Motherhood, I have certainly learned many lessons in humility. And then others.....
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This blog is about me, Mamapumpkin. A crazy, demented Mom who cares full time, alone, without any help, for an even crazier preschooler AND a baby with a boob addiction problem. *sniff* Someone, please get me a chair.......
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